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PARISH IN DEDHAM, 1692-1723 1,36 



James F. Magee, Jr. 7, 64 


marriages in stoughtonham (sharon) . . William M. Mann. 21, 57 

diary of dr. Nathaniel AMES Edna F. Calder. 25,49,80,112 


Mrs. A. M. Fickford. 27,53,83,114 


Thomas A. Dickinson. 32 

the atkins tomb, needham George K. Clarke. 35 

Dedham, England Oscar Fay Adams. 37 



Don Gleason Hill. 67 


Amasa Guild. 77 

deaths in stoughtonham (sharon) William B. Mann. 88,107 




18th mass, reg't vol. infantry in the rebellion. 

Amasa Guild. 



Theodore S. Lazell. 



George K. Clarke. 







Morse ; 





The Regicides 





rev. Joseph belcher. A photogravure, furnished by Mr. 
Frederick Lewis Gay, of a painting in the meeting-house of 
the First Church Facing titlepage 

dedham, England. Six half-tone views from a photograph taken 

in 1893, and furnished by Mr. Oscar Fay Adams 37, 40 


heliotype after a photograph taken by Mr. Jonathan F. 
Guild on June 20, 1902, from the piazza of the new club 
house of the Dedham Boat Club 67 


town landing. A relief plate in zinc 69 


a photograph in the possession of Mr. Paul Whitin of New 
York, of a sketch which was probably made in sepia, but 
when and by whom is not knoion 97 


Dedham Historical Society 

FOE 1902-1903. 

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Don Gleason Hill, 
Julius H. Tuttle, 
John H. Burdakin, 
Edna F. Calder, 




Corresponding Secretary 

Harriet T. Boyd, Recording Secretary 

George W. Humphrey, Treasurer 

Don Gleason Hill, 
John H. Burdakin, 
A. Ward Lamson, 
Julius H. Tuttle, 
Frank Smith, 
F. F. Favor, 

)■ Curators. 


Don Gleason Hill, 


John H. Burdakin, 
Julius H. Tuttle, 
Julius H. Tuttle, 
Harriet T. Boyd, 
Edna F. Calder, 
M. Gardner Boyd, 

Committee on Publication 

. Editor 

Associate Editor 

Business Manager 




Publishing Committee, 




Associate Editors, 


Business Manager, . . . M. GARDNER BOYD. 



Eev. Joseph Belcher; a photogravure furnished by 

Frederick Lewis Gay 1 


CHURCH AND PARISH, DEDHAM, 1692-1723. . . 1 


J. E. Fisher. 


BRANCH, James F. Magee. 7 

SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS, DEDHAM, (To be continued.) 19 

Carlos Slafter. 


(To be continued.) William B. Mann. 

THE AMES DIARY, Extracts, (To be continued.) ... 25 

Edna F. Colder. 


(To be continued.) Mrs. A. M. Fickford. 

WALPOLE INSCRIPTIONS, . Thomas A. Dickinson. 32 

ATKINS TOMB George K. Clarke. 35 

Queries. Stearns ; Morse; Carew 36 

Note. Library of Rev. Joseph Belcher 36 

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subscriptions and business communications to the Business Manager. 

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The Dedham Historical Register. 

Vol. XIII. January, 1902. No. 1. 

Minister of the First Church and Parish in Dedham, 


AT the age of twenty-one years, in 1690, Joseph 
Belcher graduated from Harvard College, and 
preached for the first time to the Dedham Church, on 
April 17, 1692, when he was paid fifteen shillings for his 
"labrs." He preached on April 24, and May 15, and in 
the minutes of the town meeting held on May 23, it is 
recorded that " ye Chh and Towne haue given a Call " to 
Mr. Belcher " to come and Hue and laboure amongst vs." 
The call of the Church was given at a Church meeting 
on December 4. He filled the pulpit on June 12, and 
on October 30 he began to preach regularly. On 
December 23, it was voted at a town meeting to give 
Mr. Belcher sixty pounds a year, and the selectmen are 
appointed to notify him of the action of the town, and to 
express " ther desire to live : under his ministry and that 
he wold Except of ye call giuen to him and not delay his 
coming to Hue in this Towne." At a town meeting on 

The photogravure with this number follows an oil painting, hanging 
in the meetinghouse of the First Church, which was given in 1839 by- 
Elizabeth Gay, widow of Captain William Gay, whose father, Ichabod Gay, 
married for his second wife, Lucy, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Mary 
(Belcher) Richards, on January 25, 1774. The name of artist is not known, 
nor the time when the portrait was painted. There is another portrait in 
the rooms of the Rhode Island Historical Society, which was received 
many years ago from a family that formerly lived in Bristol, R. I. This 
may have descended through the Bradford family, and may be a copy from 
the Dedham painting. (Publications of the Society, III. 86-87, for July, 

The date of Mr. Belcher's birth is taken from the Milton Records, page 
7 of the printed edition. For reference to his library see page 36. 


June 5, 1693, ft i s voted that " the sayd sixty pounds be 
paid forthwith." The following extract from Judge 
Samuel Sewall's Diary (Collections of the Mass. Hist. 
Society, 5th series, I. 387) relates to his ordination: — 

Wednesday Nov. 29 [1693]. Rode to Dedham and saw Mr. 
Joseph Belcher Ordained. He preached very well from Exod. 4. 12. 
Mr. Neh. Hobert ask'd the Objections ; Mr. Saml. Torrey Solemnly 
prayed and gave the Charge, Mr. N. Hobart and Jno. Danforth join- 
ing in laying on of Hands. Mr. Moses Fisk gave the right Hand of 
Fellowship. 118 Psalm sung from the 25th V. to the end ; St. David's 
Tune. (Register, III. 164.) 

The Church records kept during his ministry are 
missing, and it is therefore impossible to give a complete 
account of his life. Occasional references to Mr. Belcher 
are found in the Town Records, in contemporary man- 
uscripts and in several printed works. The following, 
relating to Madame Knight's Journey to New York, in 
1704, tells where he lived. (See also Proc. of the 250th 
Anniv. of Dedham, p. 186.) 

Her first call was upon the Rev. Joseph Belcher, the minister of 
Dedham since Nov. 29, 1693. The parsonage, towards which the 
town contributed sixty pounds, was built by him on the land now 
occupied by the Congregational Church, though nearer the street. 
(Register, II. 37.) 

Joseph Belcher was born at Milton on May 14, 
1669, and was the son of Joseph and Rebecca (Gill) 
Belcher. His grandfather, Gregory Belcher, came to 
Boston in 1634, later lived in Braintree, and died on 
March 25, 1674 ; and his father was born on December 25, 
1 64 1, and lived in Milton. His grandfather, John Gill, 
with whom he lived for several years, died in 1678, and left 
valuable property on Milton Hill, and land, mill, and mill 
privilege at Neponset. The mill was built by Israel 
Stoughton in 1634, and with the privilege had passed 
through several hands until it became the property 
of the Walter Baker Company. From 1683 to 1741, 


it was owned by Rev. Joseph Belcher and his heirs ; 
for at the former date his grandfather Gill's property 
mentioned above had fallen to him on the death of Mrs. 
Gill, who had a life interest in the estate, and with whom 
he had lived since his grandfather's death in 1678. 
Joseph was to be sent to school until he was fourteen 
years of age, and then he was to be bound out to learn a 
trade ; but the plan was changed and he entered Har- 
vard College in 1687. 

During the later years of his ministry his salary was 
one hundred pounds, and his wood was supplied by 
members of the parish. For two years, 1695 an d 1696, a 
free contribution was taken up for him in place of his 
salary; but the compulsory process was soon resumed. 
Some time between August 30 and December 28, 1721, 
he had been "surprised with a dangerous paralysis." 
(See Increase Mather's preface to Belcher's sermon, 
Bristol, August 30,1726.) Some time in 1722 a contri- 
bution was taken up every Sunday for two months, and 
then continued for a longer time ; and a committee was 
chosen to supply the pulpit. Mr. Belcher went to stay 
with his son-in-law, Rev. Thomas Walter, of Roxbury, 
where he was under the care of his wife's brother, Dr. 
Philip Tompson. There he died on April 27, 1723, and 
his body was brought to Dedham for burial. (Register, 
III. 176.) Cotton Mather, in a sermon preached at a 
Thursday Lecture in Boston, spoke of him as " one 
who lived what he spoke," and " one who did what he 

Joseph Belcher was married to Abigail (born in Bos- 
ton, November 25, 1670), daughter of Benjamin and 
Susanna (Kirtland?) Tompson, of Braintree and Roxbury, 
on March 8, 1 693-4. Mr. Tompson was a noted school- 
master, as well as a physician and a poet, and was a 
graduate of Harvard College in the Class of 1662. (See 
Sibley's Harvard Graduates, II. 103-111.) Children: — 


Abigail, b. August 22, 1695 ; m. Peres Bradford, April 14, 
1720. He graduated at Harvard College in 1713, and 
taught school in Dedham for about six months beginning 
December 1, 1714. (Register, II. 91.) He was the 
son of Samuel Bradford, of Duxbury, and great grandson 
of William Bradford, of Plymouth. His birth, December 
28, 1694, is recorded in Plymouth. (Mayflower Desc. 
II. 18.) They went to Attleboro to live, where he died 
on June 19, 1746, 

Rebekah, b. March 14, 1696-7 • m. Rev. Thomas Walter, 
of Roxbury, December 25, 1718. He graduated at 
Harvard College in 1713, and taught school in Dedham, 
for a year and a half beginning December 31, 1712. 
(Register, II. 89.) He was born on December 13,1696, 
son of Nehemiah and Sarah (Mather) Walter, grandson of 
Increase Mather and nephew of Cotton Mather ; died 
January 10, 1724. 

Joseph, b. October 16, 1699 ; graduated from Harvard 
College in 1717 ; taught school in Dedham, from Nov- 
ember 18, 1717 to May 15, 1721. His last receipt for 
salary is signed on March 2, 1722. (Register, II. 92.) 
Probably removed to Milton, with other members of 
the family, after the death of his father. He m. Elizabeth, 
born July 3, 1703, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth, 
(Breck) Butt, of Dorchester. The date of his death is 
unknown, but his widow, Elizabeth, married, 2dly, Capt. 
William Hunt, of Braintree, December 25, 1740. In 
1741, Gill Belcher, mentioned below, and his three sisters 
conveyed the mill property to Thomas Hutchinson and 
others. On March 21, 1740-1, William Hunt of Brain- 
tree, Gentleman, and Elizabeth, his wife, (which said 
Elizabeth before her intermarriage with the said William 
was the widow and relict of Joseph Belcher, late of 
Milton, Gentleman), in consideration of £250, sell to 
Peres Bradford, of Swansey, and Joseph Richards, of 
Dedham, all said Elizabeth's right of dower in the 
houses and lands whereof Joseph Belcher died seized. 
(Suffolk Deeds, LXV. 228.) 

Mary, b. July 23, 1701 ; d. January 11, 1702. 


Samuel, b. March 23, 1703-4; was living in 1721 ; probably- 
died before 1741. He is said to have moved to Windsor, 
Conn. (N. E. H. Gen. Reg. XIII. 178.) A Samuel 
Belcher mar. at Boston, January 26, 1726, Mary, dau. 
of John Puffer, of Dorchester. (N. E. H. Gen. Reg. 
XXII. 289.) See Joseph, above. (Register, IV. 47.) 

Mary, b. about 1706 ; m. Dr. Joseph Richards, August 10, 
1726. He was born at Dedham, April 18, 1701, grad- 
uated at Harvard College in 1721. See Register, XII. 
109, for some account of him, and a portrait of their 
daughter, Mrs. Andrew Tyler. On January 3, 1725-6, 
Oxenbridge Thacher, of Boston, was appointed guardian 
of Mary Belcher, a minor 19 years of age, and Gill Bel- 
cher, a minor about 15 years of age, children of the late 
Joseph Belcher of Dedham. 

Gill, b. October 11, 1711 ; d. May 16, 1752. See Mary, 


By J. E. Fisher. 

!• (125) Daniel Fisher 6 , of Wrentham, bought 
land in Upton, Mass., in 1752, and probably lived there 
till his death, though I find no record of his death, He 
had other children after moving there, and I think the 
evidence reasonably conclusive that his children were as 
follows : — 

Hepzibah 7 , b. May 31, 1742. 

Mercy 7 , b. Feb. 23, 1744. 

Esther 7 , b. March 18, 1745. 

2. Timothy 7 , b. March 18, 1748 ; m. Levica Wood, March 

30, 1773. 

3. Daniel 7 , b. [ ] 1752 ; m. Hannah Sadler, Feb. 1, 1774. 
Ichabod 7 , b. [ ] 1752; m. Rhoda Wood, Sept. 

24, 1778. 

4. Elias 7 , b. [ ] 1755. 

Chloe 7 , b. [ " ] ; m. Joel Taft, April 2, 1789. 


2 « (248) Timothy Fisher 7 , first son of Daniel and 
Mercy ( ) Fisher, was born in Wrentham, March 

18, 1748. He moved to Upton with his parents and mar- 
ried there March 30, 1773, Levica Wood. He made his 
will in 1826 and died in 1832. He owned land in Grafton. 
They had three daughters. The Timothy Fisher (248) 
who lived in Wrentham and married there was a son of 
Capt. Ebenezer Fisher, descendant of Thomas Fisher. 
They had : — 

Lucretia 8 , b. Oct. 26, 1773 ; m. Obediah Wheelock, Oct. 

1, 1795. 
Levina 8 , b. June 26, 1778 ; m. Jonathan Hayward, Nov. 

12, 1794. 
Levica, m. [ ] Taft. 

3 « Daniel Fisher 7 , second son of Daniel and Mercy 
( ) Fisher, was born in Upton in 1752. He married 

Hannah Sadler, daughter of Joseph Sadler, Feb. 1, 1774. 
He removed to Newfane, Vt, in 1774. " He purchased a 
large amount of real estate, supposed to exceed one thou- 
sand acres in the east portion of the town. In the early 
days he was known as Corn Fisher for the reason that 
he raised great crops of Indian corn in his fertile 
meadows, which he sold to the early settlers in the hills 
and mountains. He was exceedingly thrifty and prudent, 
and at his decease left a large estate. He died in 1820." 
(Hemenway's Vt. Gazetteer.) They had : — 

5. Daniel 8 , b. Feb. 1776; m. 1st Millicent Durren, 1797; 
2dly, Priscilla Ritter, of Walpole, N. H., 1815. 

4 « Ellas Fisher 7 , fourth son of Daniel and Mercy 
( ) Fisher, was born in Upton in 1755. He married 

Sybil Wood, Jan 3, 1782. He died Feb. 7,1831. They had: — 

Elias 8 , b, Aug. 27, 1782 ; m. Betsey Warren, Feb. 19, 1807. 
Daniel 8 , b. Feb. 9, 1786; m. Anna [ ]. 

Sybel 8 , b. April 27, 1784. 
Nathan 8 , b. March 25, 1790. 


5. Daniel Fisher 8 , son of Daniel and Hannah 
(Sadler) Fisher, was born in Newfane, Vt., Feb., 1776. 
"He inherited a large property from his father, which he 
judiciously distributed among his children and grand- 
children before his death. He was generous and even 
munificent in his donations and subscriptions for various 
public enterprises. He was distinguished for his integrity 
and benevolence, cordial and kindly in his greetings, 
liberal and kind to the poor and suffering, never closing 
his door or his hand to their application for relief." 
(Hemenway's Vt. Gazetteer.) He married first Milli- 
cent Durren of Newfane in 1797. She died in 181 3, and 
he married secondly Priscilla Ritter of Walpole, N. H., 
in 1815. They had:— 

Clark 9 , b. April 23, 1798; m. Marcia Knowlton, June 29, 

Lydia 9 , b. March 8, 1800. 
Orison 9 , b. Feb. 27. 1802. 
Caroline 9 , b. May 27, 1804. 
Millicent 9 , b. May 2, 1806. 
Hannah S. 9 , b. Nov. 17, 1808. 
Adah C. 9 , b. Dec. 10, 1810; d. Dec. 17. 1810. 
Simon 9 , b. March 6, 1813. 
Willi4M P. 9 (by 2d wife), b. Dec. 17, 1819. 



By James F. Magee, Jr. 

(Continued from Vol. XII, page 115.) 

Captain Nathaniel Whiting's estate consisted of 618 
acres of land comprising a quarter part of what is now 
Medway. At the present time the following buildings 
beside others are on the property that belonged to him ; 




the churches, Sanford Hall, one hotel and the straw 
works ; and there are now but ten acres and the Whiting 
house owned by any of Nathaniel's descendants. 

The following are the 24 purchases of land made by 
Nathaniel Whiting in Medway : — 


Laid out by the town 

8 1 

James Waring 


John Whiting 


Benj. Clark 


Jos. & Samuel Wheelock 


Ebenezer Wight 


John Whiting 

101 1-2 

Eleaser Fisher, Sr. 


Ralph Day 

27 1-2 

Seth Bullard 

12 1-2 

Benj. Bruce 


Hezekiah Gay 


Peter Balch 


Jacob Parker ) 
James Corbin ) 



John Draper, Sr 


Robert Pond 


Thomas Gay 


Ezra Pond 


Eliphalet Whiting 

2 1-2 

Laid out by the town 


John Guild 


John Whiting 


David Daniels 


John Metcalf 





Ebi. Billing 

John Houghton 

Daniel Taft 

Josiah Chapin 

Not acknowledged 

John Chandler 

Daniel Taft 
11 it 

Jonathan Ware 
Jonathan Fisher 

Edwin Clark 

Jonathan Fisher 

Jonathan Ware 
Edwin Clark 
James Blake 

Not acknowledged 
James Blake 
E. Adams 




618 Acres or thereabouts. 

May 22, 1733, Hezekiah Gay of Stoughton sells to 
Lieut. Nathaniel Whiting for one hundred and fifty 
pounds, a certain tract of land containing one hundred 
and three acres in the township of Wrentham, at a place 


called " Harries Plantation ; bounded by the Mine Brook 
E. ward, by land of Joseph Whiting- Southward and by 
Abraham Hardings land South West, and by land granted 
to Nathaniel Chickering now in the possession of Job 
Partridge North west, and by common land and the land 
of Michael Wilson Sen. Northward, and by common hilly 
land Northward." Dec. 17, 1735, John Draper Sen. of 
Dedham sells to Nathaniel Whiting for one hundred 
pounds, 57 acres of land, on the west side of Charles 
River in a tract of land commonly known by the name 
of the New Grant, abutting on the Charles River toward 
the south and on the highway north, bounded with the 
land granted to John Metcalf toward the east and the 
land of John Pratt west, all of which said land appears in 
the Medfield Town Book. 

March 18, 1744-5 Eliphalat Whiting of Wrentham 
sells to Nathaniel Whiting of Medway, miller, a certain 
Pine Swamp being the sixth part of the Pine Swamp for- 
merly belonging to the Rev. Mr. Man, " north east ; and 
the land of Cornelas Fisher south east ; and on the pine 
swamp belonging to the heirs of Eleazer Gay s. w. ; and 
on Clarks medown.w." April 1, 1747, David Daniell and 
his wife Magdaline sell to Nathaniel Whiting, 70 acres of 
land for fourteen hundred pounds old tenor. " His 
homestead on which he then dwelt in southwestern part 
of Medway, and containing his dwelling house and barn." 
"At a legal Meeting of the Inhabitants of ye town of 
Medway, held on the 7th April 1766, the inhabitants made 
choice of Elisha Adams Esq. Capt. Nathaniel Whiting & 
Capt. Jonathan Adams to appear as a committe in any of 
ye Courts of General Session as occasion may require to 
act there in behalf of the town in any matter regarding a 
public, common or private road that is or may be Peti- 
tioned for across Charles River between Chicken Brook 
and the bridge across said river near by Ebenezar Ellises 
Bark-house, leading from Wrentham into Medway." 


The first mention in any of the above deeds of Na- 
thaniel having any military title is in the deed of E. 
Fisher dated April 30, 1726. In this he is called Ensign 
Nathaniel Whiting. In a deed of 1733 he is referred to 
as Lieutenant Nathaniel Whiting and January 17, 1738, 
as Captain Nathaniel Whiting. During the French and 
Indian wars in 1745 we have "An account of the persons 
Impressed by Captain Whiting and done service for his 
Majesty June 17th. 1745." Then follows the names of 
the 65 men, one of whom was his son Nathan Whiting. 
It is signed Nathaniel Whiting, Senior. These men were 
in the expedition against Louisburg. When Captain 
Nathaniel Whiting was 8j years old, his name appeared 
among a list of men returned by a committee of the town 
of Med way April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at 
various times subsequent to April 19th 1775 (rank Cap- 
tain). The settlement and growth of Medway has been 
due largely to the mechanical instincts of the Whiting 
family, transmitted from father to son for many genera- 
tions. In tracing this branch of the family we find an 
almost unbroken succession of millers. (History of Med- 
way, page 173.) The old Whiting Mill was on the site of 
the present Sanford Mills. Messrs. Luther Metcalf and 
Philip Sanford married granddaughters of Captain Na- 
thaniel Whiting, thus coming into possession of the mill. 
In 1805 they associated with others, "for the purpose of 
carding and spinning and manufacturing cotton, in all its 
various branches." On Sunday, October 20, 181 1, the 
mill was destroyed by fire. 

April 30, 1735, Nathaniel Whiting, Miller, sells to 
John Metcalf Jr. of Dedham, Cordwainer, " eighty-four 
Rods of land with a way from the county road to the said 
land with the liberty of ye river and erecting a Dam cross 
ye same for setting up Ironworks and fasting to Dam and 
ye other side of the River opposite to ye premesis, with 
liberty of flowing what land shall be requsett for the said 

1902.] WHITING FAMILY. 11 

works. The said Nathaniel Whiting shall have liberty 
in a dry time and when his Grist Mill shall want water 
and when the intended Iron Works are not at work to 
draw the gate of the Dam and let the water out as shall 
be requisit for the mill. It is understood that John Met- 
calf Jr. shall not erect a Grist mill on the premises." 
Signed in the presence of John Metcalf, Sr., and Jona- 
than Adams. The above John Metcalf, Jr., was after- 
wards the father-in-law of Captain Nathaniel's son Nathan. 

Captain Nathaniel died in West Medway, Sept. 4, 
1779; and his wife Margaret (Man) Whiting died Jan- 
uary 11, 1775, aged 84 years. For inscriptions on grave- 
stones see Register (X. 29). His will was dated April 
4, 1770, and was probated October 1, 1779. He bequeaths 
to his beloved wife Margaret the three pounds weight 
avoirdupois of silver now in her hands. Also one third of 
the Grist Mill for life. To his daughter Mary Clark 75 
pounds sterling and one quarter of the grain. He gives 
to his son-in-law Nathan Clark (his wife my daughter 
Esther being dead) half of his grain and shoeleather. To 
his two grandchildren Nathan, Jr., and Simeon Clark 
,£106, and to the former his shortest gun. To his two 
grandchildren by his son Nathaniel (deceased) his two 
millstones that were fitted to place in the mill and all the 
timber prepared for the water and log wheels that were 
then in his daughter Margaret's barn. 

He also wills that his son Nathan pay the several 
Legaces mentioned and at the time mentioned in his 
will, and to allow his son to pay the legacies he gives unto 
him his dwelling house and all his buildings and lands in 
Medway and elsewhere, and all his stock and cattle, 
horses, sheep, etc. ,and all his husbandry tools and all his 
apparel and his silver hilted sword, and all the rest of 
his armour and his silver headed cane, and his wolf trap, 
and silver shoe buckles, and his saddle, and the largest 


mill stone not stored, and he to have his great bible, and 
his " pigion net." 

He also wills that at any time after his death, when 
his negro slave Roger shall provide bondsmen to the sat- 
isfaction of his son Nathan the same Roger to have his 
freedom. Roger to remain Nathan's slave in the mean- 
time. This slave is not taken in the inventory of Na- 
thaniel's estate, so that he likely was set free during the 
Revolution, or purchased his freedom before 1779. 

He appoints his son Nathan sole Executor of his 
will. The will was signed in the presence of Daniel Ide, 
Ephriam Hill, Simeon Cutler and David Pond. The in- 
ventory of his estate was taken October 25, 1779, which 
sums up a total of 18,355 pounds sterling. His library 
consisted of over 100 books, 25 of them being in Latin, 
and were valued at ,£108 and 13 shillings. 

Among them were " Clarks Anitation, Saint August- 
ine, Doctor Chaney on Justification, Mr. Hubbart on the 
absents of the Comforter, Mr. Lee on Mortality, Dr. 
Mathers meditations on death," and Latin comments on 
the New Testament. 

Some of the wearing apparel was as follows : — 

To the silver lace hat £ 35 

Best great coat 24 

Gamblet coat and white jacket 12-6s 

Silver headed cane 20 

Pair of silver shoe buckles 8 

To the long fire arm, powder horn, shot bag and cartridge box £ 17 

Other personal estate : — 

Three best pewter plathers £ 20- 5s Pigion net £ 6 

Six silver & pewter Spoons 12-15s Saddle 20 

Best brass kettle 90 Mill stone 150 

Two brass skillets 3 15 Beehives 7 

Twentythree pounds upper leather 20-14s Chest drawrs 10 

Twelve bed blankets 61- 8s Oxen 350 

1902.] WHITING FAMILY. 13 

Best bed 100 6 Sheep 86 

Indian corn & Rye 148 Young Stock 100 

Wolf trap 12 5 Cows 465 

Money, notes & bonds 220- 7s Deer Skin 30 
Total of personal estate ,£3712-7 shillings. 

The following is a part of the real estate : — 

Dwelling House, barn and all other buildings £ 1200 

To the Meadow at mine brook 800 

To the land near Benj. Rockwood 2450 

Land near John Richardson 3240 

Pine Swamp 90 

Inventory taken by Timothy Rockwood, Samuel Park, and 
Stephen Metcalf. 

The silver headed cane mentioned above is at present 
in the possession of one of Nathaniel's descendants, who 
is six feet, four inches tall. He writes " this cane be- 
longed first to the original Nathaniel Whiting of Dedham, 
Mass. The early Whitings must have been small men 
as the cane is entirely too short for my use." 

The accounts of Nathan Whiting, Executor of the last will and 
testament of Captain Nathan Whiting late of Medway, Deed, testate 
your occupant chargeth himself with the goods and chattels of said 
deed, as inventried and exibited in the Probate office in the sum of 
^"3712, 7s. 

Your accomptant prays for allowance of Debts & Disbursements 
which he has paid and satisfied as follows (viz) 

To the proving the Deed, Will etc. in the Judges office 16 £ 12s. 
To Timothy Thompson for digging grave 
To Asa Fuller for making the coffin 
To Daniel Ide a witness to said Deed, will 
To Simeon Cutler another of said witnesses 
To Timothy Rockwood & Samuel Park for apraising 
To Stephen Metcalf for apraising & drawing inventory 
To George Slocomb for making shoes 

Medway, Mass. December 1, 1779. 

Children of Nathaniel 3 and Margaret (Man) Whiting :- 

1 " 


7 " 


10 " 


10 " 


21 " 


14 " 

4 " 



Esther 4 , b. Medway, March 20, 1711-12; m. June 21, 
1732, Nathaniel Clark ; had at least two children,[Simeon 
and Nathaniel Clark, Jr. 

Margaret 4 , b. Medway, Oct. 8, 1715 ; m. [ ] Clark. 

Nathaniel 4 , Jr, b. Medway, Dec. 22, 1725 ; m. about 1761, 
Lydia Partridge. Two children : Mary 5 , m. Luther 
Metcalf ; and Lydia 5 , m. Philo Sanford. 
3. Lieut. Nathan 4 , b. Medway, Dec. 22. 1725, twin brother. 

3. Nathan 4 Whiting was born in Medway, Dec. 22, 
1725. He married May 23 (o. s.), 1749, Mary Metcalf. 
She was born Oct. 16, 1728, and was the daughter of Cor- 
oner John Metcalf of Bellingham and Mary Fisher, and 
was a sister of Judge Stephen Metcalf. About the time 
of his marriage he received from his parents as a wedding 
present, the following land : — 

Know ye that we Nathaniel Whiting and Margaret his wife for 
and in consideration of the natural and parental love and affection 
which we have and do bear to our loving and well beloved son 
Nathan Whiting of Medway. Have given him freely for ever as a 
part of his portion in our estate, a tract of land in said Medway near 
the Meeting House in the west part containing about 70 acres with a 
dwelling house and barn. The said land bounded s. eastward on the 
land I lately gave to the preceinct to set a Meeting House on ; and 
east on the land of Eleazer Thompson, with a reserve of one half of 
the previlege of the saw mill place for Eleazer Thompson according 
to former agreement, . . . signed 16th, of March 1749/50. 

Nov. 8, 1849, John Taylor of Boston binds out to 
Nathan Whiting as an apprentice his son Thomas until 
he arrives at the age of 21 years, all which time Thomas 
is to serve Nathan Whiting and his wife. Feb. 1, 1759, 
Moses Thompson, of Medway, a yeoman, in considera- 
tion of a privilege of passing through a pasturage belong- 
ing to Nathan Whiting, sells his right owned by his late 
father, Eliazer Thompson, of an old saw mill place (near 
the dwelling-house of the said Whiting), and all the priv- 
ilege of damming, ponding, wharfage and passing to and 
from said mill place. On March 22, 1759, " The men 

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named have done service in the expedition under Lord 
Loudon." Nathan Whiting's name appears first on this 
list which consisted of 21 names, signed Jona. Adams, 
Captain. This expedition was against the French along 
the Canadian border. Nathan had also seen service 
under his father in 1745. 

Oct. 21, 1763, Mehetable Adams, of Medway, widow 
of Phineas Adams, conveys to Nathan Whiting for the 
sum of 70 pounds, fifteen acres of upland and meadow in 
Medway bounded southerly on the land of Easther 
Rockwood, till it comes to Bogistow Brook, and runs 
north on the brook to a heap of stones, etc. March 21, 
1764, John Metcalf of Bellingham for the sum of four 
pounds conveys unto Nathan Whiting of Medway, Yeo- 
man, his pew in the westerly Meeting House in Med- 
way bounded north on the pew of Obadiah Adams, east 
on the wall, south on the entry at the east door and west 
on the alley. Signed in the presence of Joseph Metcalf 
and Anna Metcalf. 

In 1766 Nathan Whiting was one of the Selectmen of 
Medway. In a warrant for a meeting of the town of Med- 
way is the following: " Sep. 4, 1780, to hear the proceed- 
ings of the Westerly Precinct of Medway relating to being 
formed into a distinct town, and to hear and act upon a 
petition of Lieut Nathan Whiting and others to see if the 
town will set off the inhabitants of the New Grant to be 
a distinct town." Passed in the negative. (History of 
Medway, p. 51.) Sept. 16, 1771, Nathan's name appears 
among a list of officers, dated in Dedham, nominated by 
Col. Job Plimpton, 2d, Medway Co. His name is also 
among a list of officers for the first regiment of militia in 
the County of Suffolk. His name appears among a list 
of men returned by the town of Medway, April 19, 1775, 
residence, Medway, rank, Lieutenant. It is also in a list 
of men from Medway detached from Capt. Moses Adams' 


Co. to go to Providence, R. I., to serve until Jan. i, 1779, 
dated June 22, 1778. 

Feb. 6, 1780, Nathan Whiting- as executor of his 
father's will, receives receipt from Nathan Clark as having 
delivered to him, corn, grain and leather to the value of 
98 pounds and 16 shillings. Dec. 10, 1787, he receives re- 
ceipt for a quarter part of his father's books valued at 27 
pounds 3 shillings being a bequest given unto Marcy 
Metcalf and Lydia Sanford by Nathaniel Whiting, and 
as the mill stones and timber mentioned in said will were 
placed in mill belonging to the said Marcy and Lydia in 
the Testators life time they had no claim against Nathan 
for the same. 

Nathan 4 Whiting died in Medway, May 9, 1790, and 
was buried in the West Medway Old Burying Ground. 
The following inscription is on his grave stone : — 

Sacred To the memory of Lieut. Nathan Whiting who de- 
ceased May the 9th 1790 and in the 65th Year of his age. 

In faith he dy'd in Dust he lies 
But faith foresees that Dust shall rise, 
When Jesus calls while hope assumes 
And bursts her Joy among the tombs. 

His will is dated May 13, 1786. He leaves to his 
wife Mary all his household furniture, silver shoe buckles, 
two cows, one horse and side saddle and one third of his 
books to be at her disposal forever. He also gives to her 
one half of the homestead farm that was David Daniels', 
also the Holliston farm and half his barn and corn house 
so long as she shall remain his widow. He gives to Elias 
the dwelling house he now lives in, also his land on the 
county road and through which the lane leading to the 
corn mill runs, and bounded south by the Charles River, 
also his long gun, he to pay his sister Abigail Chamber- 
lain ten pounds in silver money. He gives to his son 
John his mine brook meadow in Franklin, and the gun 
that is at his house he to pay his Sister Mary Fairbanks 

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five pounds silver money. Son, Nathan, Jr., receives all 
his land in Franklin on Popototatecut Hill, his old hunt- 
ing gun, best saddle and he to pay Mary Fairbanks 15 
pounds. He gives to son Timothy, his dwelling house 
barn and homestead that was David Daniels, and half 
his Holliston Farm, and half the stock of cattle, sheep, 
husbantry tools he also gives him his little bored gun and 
the saddle that was his grandfather Nathaniel Whiting's, 
Timothy to pay Mary Fairbanks 40 pounds, and Abigail 
Chamberlain 5 pounds. He also gives him his clock and 
silver headed cane. 

He gives to Nathaniel his lot that was Lovels, ex- 
tending from the lane near his house and south to the 
Charles River, and the land purchased of Samuel Guarn- 
sey both upland and meadow on the west side of Charles 
River, and his birch plain wood lot also half his Holliston 
lot. He also gives Nathaniel half his cattle, etc., also his 
silver headed rapier. He to pay Abigail Chamberlain 45 
pounds. He gives to Timothy and Nathaniel equal halves 
of his rights in the land and building belonging to sundry 
inhabitants of West Medway that David Sanford now 
improves. They also to have his rights in the library and 
his pew in the Meeting House. His widow to hold a 
third part of his pew for life. He gives to John and 
Nathan all his cow common rights that were his grand- 
father John's and his father Nathaniel's in Wrentham and 
Franklin. He gives to wife and son John his wood Lot 
in Franklin and his pine swamp. He appoints his wife 
and son John executors of his will, and his wife guardian 
to his sons Timothy and Nathaniel. Proved on August 
3, 1790. 

Mrs. Whiting died in 1798. Children of Lieut. 
Nathan 4 and Mary (Metcalf) Whiting:— 

Nathan 5 Jr., b. Feb. 25, 1750; d. Dec. 17, 1756. 

David 5 , b. June 9, 1752; d. Jan. 24, 1773. 

Elias 5 , b. July 7, 1753; m. Joanna Bullard. He was sta- 


tioned at Ticonderoga during the Revolution. For de- 
scendants see History of Medway. 

Joel 5 , b. Aug. 17, 1755; d. Jan. 26,U757. 

Mary 5 , b. Nov. 9, 1757 ; m. John Fairbanks ; lived in 
Holliston, Mass. ; they had five children, John, Nathan, 
Calvin, Drury and Patty. John the eldest son in 1826 
was a Judge in Santa Marta, South America. 

Abigail 5 , b. May 19, 1760 ; m. Jason Chamberlain ; 
had at least one son living in 1814 at Burlington, Maine. 

Nathan 5 , b. Feb. 1, 1762 ; living, 1790, in Holliston. 

John 5 , b. Sept. 9, 1762; m. Charlotte Whiting; had six 
children, Mary, Charlotte, John, Nathaniel, Hannah and 

4. Timothy 5 , b. Aug. 5, 1767. 

5. Nathaniel 5 , b. Feb. 1, 1770. 

4 - Timothy Whiting m. April 20, 1796, Rhoda Bill- 
iard, daughter of Timothy Bullard of Medway. In 181 5 
he moved to Washington Co., Maine, where he owned a 
tract of land ; and the town of Whiting in that state was 
named after him. Mrs. Whiting died August 15, 1805, 
aged 2,3 years. In 1826 Mr. Whiting was living in Maine. 
Children : — 

Nathaniel 6 , b. Jan., 1801 ; m. Rebecca Bullard; lived in 
Watertown and had four children, Add 1 , Dwighf, 
Arthur 1 and Anna 1 . 
Timothy 6 , m. Adeline Bullard ; removed to Cincinnati and 

later to Philadelphia. 
Rhoda 6 , m. W. S. Batchelor ; and res. in Holliston, Mass. 

£• Nathaniel 5 Whiting, b. in Medway, Feb. 1. 1770. 
On April 28, 1792, he conveys to his Brother Timothy for 
300 pounds several parcels of land inherited from his 
father, also his rights in the pew in the meeting house, 
but retains his father's books, wearing apparel, and his 
silver headed sword. In 1793 he removed to Providence, 
R. I.; and June 5, 1799, he married Cynthia Richardson. 
She was the daughter of David and Abiah (Peck) Rich- 
ardson of Attleboro, Mass. About 1800, Mr. Whiting 


went to Philadelphia, and for many years was a merchant 
at 77 North Water Street in that city. They had one 
daughter Cynthia 6 Eunice Whiting, born in Phila., Feb. 
18, 1806. She married Samuel Jarden; they had five 
children, Catherine 1 , Mary 1 , Cynthia Ann 1 , Albert B. 7 and 
Frank Whiting 1 . 

By Carlos Slafter. 

( Continued from Vol. XII. page 69.) 

Elbridge Parker Boyd en was master of the Clapboard trees 
School in the winter of 1856-7. He has taught in Wrentham, 
Waltham, North Easton, Millbury, Bridge water, South Wal- 
pole and Foxboro. Born in South Walpole, Oct. 22, 1833, 
the son of James and Lucy (Clapp) Boyd en, he was educated 
at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H., and at the Bridge- 
water Normal School. Married Mary Elizabeth Boy den of 
Walpole, June 3, 1860. He was a member of Co. D, 43d 
Regiment, Mass. Vol. M., going to the war from Dedham. 
Resident of Walpole, he has held various town offices there ; 
his business farming. 

George Wight taught a good school in the Clapboardtrees 
district, the winter of 1852-3. He was the son of Myron 
Wight, sometime resident in Mill Village : but the family soon 
removed to New York, and his later history has not been 

Emily Orne Spencer was the assistant teacher of the High 
School one year from Sept., 1853, having previously taught in 
the public schools of So. Reading, and a private school in 
Pepperell. Leaving Dedham she was connected with the Han- 
cock School of Boston till her marriage in Lynnfield, July 19, 
1869, to Datus Whitaker Harris, and then went to reside at 
Birnam Wood, Arkansas. The last mail that was sent north 


at the opening of the Civil War brought the news of her death 
which occurred Aug. 3, 1861. She was the daugher of Judge 
Amasa and Sophia B. (Parker) Spencer, born Sept. 22, 1831, 
in McDonough, Henry Co., Georgia, and was educated in the 
schools of Salem, Mass. 

In the autumn of 1854 Helen Elvira Pulien began to teach 
in the South Dedham School, second department. She was 
only 18 years of age, the daughter of Sumner Born and Elvira 
(Whiting) Pulien, born in Livermore, Me., and had been 
carefully educated in the private schools of Waterville, Me., 
and by private tutors there. She died at the age of twenty 
years, "the seventh week of the spring term," June 7, 1856. 
Says a correspondent, " She was very dear to her pupils, and 
to this day they recall her to mind with great love and respect." 

The second department of the Mill Village School for ten 
months in 1855 was in charge of Louisa Content Richards, who 
had taught a year before coming to Dedham, and continued 
teaching eleven years after leaving it. She is the daughter of 
Ly sander and Content (Clapp) Richards of Quincy, and is 
now a resident of Washington, D. C, where she has been a 
clerk in the Life Saving Service, Treasury Department, for 
twenty-three years. Her present (1902) P. O. address is 
Washington, D. C, 1217 10th St., N. W. 

Jane S. Small first taught in the Mill School as assistant 
of Miss Richards in the second grade in 1855 ; was soon after 
put in charge of a primary class and continued to teach in the 
school till 1868. A member of the School Committee says, 
"When sewing was introduced, first into the Avery School, and 
afterwards into others, as an experiment, Miss Small was 
chosen special teacher of that branch, and served acceptably till 
ill health obliged her to relinquish it." After a lingering and 
painful sickness her death occurred June 14, 1883. She was 
the daughter of Jonathan and Jane L. (Bain) Small, born in 
Dedham, November, 1835. 


During 1855 Nancy Maria Chamberlain was a teacher in 
the South Dedham School where she had been educated, chiefly 
under Mr. J. Nelson Stevens ; and after one term in 1856, she 
attended a private school in Lawrence. She is the daughter 
of Isaac Ellis and Nancy (Morse) Chamberlain, born in Hills- 
boro, N. H., July 5, 1838. After her school in Lawrence, 
she made a home for her father and brother till she married 
John B. Page, Feb. 2, 1875, in Norwood, where she now 
(1902) resides at 397 Washington Street. 

The East Street School was instructed by Frank Howard 
Shorey two winters, 1855-6 and 1856-7. He was the son of 
John and Cornelia (Guild) Shorey, born in Boston, Nov. 2, 
1837. He prepared for college at the Dedham High School; 
spent two years at Dartmouth, and then two at Harvard Col- 
lege, graduating in 1858 ; and was admitted to the Suffolk Co. 
Bar in 1859. His constitution was not able to bear the tax 
which his love of study laid upon it, and his health failed soon 
after he entered his profession. He died in Dedham, January 

24, 1862. 

(To be continued. ) 


By William R. Mann. 
( Continued from Vol. XII. page 129.) 

March 20 1834. I joined in marriage Mr Michael Philbrick to 
Miss Jane W. Snow, both of Sharon 

Benjamin Raynolds Justice Peace. 

This certifies that the following persons have been legally joined 
in marriage by me since December 1832 

Mr. Leavitt Hewins Jr. to Miss Julia Ann Carpenter both of 


Mr Seth Hewins of Sharon to Miss Elizabeth Hall of Canton 
Mr James M. Richards to Miss Eliza M Keen both of Sharon 
Mr William S. Skinner to Miss Nabby S. Capen both of Sharon 

Dec 5. 1834. Joseph M. Driver. 


The following marriages have been solemnized by me in Sharon. 

March 7. 1833 Mr. Ellis Johnson of Sharon to Mrs Lydia Jones 
of Stoughton 

March 28 1833. Mr. Joseph Guild Jr of Walpole to Miss Chloe 
Pettee of Sharon 

May 12. 1833 Mr Alden Fuller. Jr of Mansfield to Miss Ann 
C Smith of Sharon 

October 23 1833. Mr Sanford Billings to Miss Caroline Waters 
both of Sharon 

October 27. 1833 Mr Andrew Drake of Sharon to Miss Lucy 
T. Gray of Sandwich 

January 19, 1834. Mr Luther Holmes of Stoughton. to Miss 
Harriet Billings of Sharon. 

August 3. 1834. Mr. Albert Johnson to Miss Lois Lawrence 
both of Sharon. 

Dec. 7, 1834. Mr. Barzilla Monk of Stoughton to Mary Gannett 
of Sharon. 

Jonathan Curtis. 

This may certify that Mr. Nathaniel G. Piper of Boston and 
Miss Lucy T. Hewins of Sharon were married according to law. 
March 2. 1835. 

J. Cummings. 

The marriage of Jarvis Pettee of Sharon and Elisabeth Smith of 
Boston was solemnized by me at my house on the 8 day of January, 
1835. O. A. Brownson. Pastor of Congregational Church and Parish 

This is to certify that Samuel Packard and Eunice Smith both of 
Sharon were joined in marriage at said Sharon agreeable to law. on 
the 21 day of June 1830. 

Sharon Aug. 15. 1835. Tisdale Drake Justice Peace. 

This is to certify that Benjamin M. Gilman and Betsey D. Smith 
both of Sharon were joined in marriage at Sharon agreeably to law. 
on the 12th day of October 1834. Tisdale Drake Justice of the 

The following marriages have been solemnized by the subscriber 
July 8. 1835. Mr Horace Clap and Miss Sarah Fisher both of 

Sept 29, 1835. Mr. Jonathan R. Swan of Providence and Miss 
Elizabeth C. Johnson of Canton (done at Canton). 


Decern. 2 d . 1835. M r William S. Gay. and Miss Betsey Harlow 
both of Sharon. 

January 11. 1836. Mr Charles Holmes and Miss Caroline Smith 
both of Sharon. 

Silas Hall. Pastor of Baptist Church. 

The following marriages have been performed by the subscriber. 

May 8. 1836. Mr. Hillard E. Kingman of Mansfield, and Miss 
Hannah Drake of Sharon. 

May 21. 1836. Mr. Joel Bullard and Miss Maria B. Dow both 
of Sharon. 

July 10. 1836. Mr Leander P. Gurney. of Abington and Miss 
Harriet A. Conant of Bridgewater. 

Septem. 18. 1836. Mr. Seth Hall, and Miss Dolly Hall both of 

Octo. 10. 1836. Mr. Rufus Curtis and Miss Louisa Morey. both 
of Sharon. 

Octo. 13. 1836. Mr. Erastus Richards, and Miss Rowenna C. 
Johnson both of Sharon. 

Octo. 23. 1836. Mr. Warren Holmes and Miss Ann S. Gay. 
both of Sharon. 

Silas Hall. Pastor of the Baptist Church. 

This certifies that the following marriages have been solemnized 
by me. 

May. 1. 1835. Mr Moses W. Withington to Mrs Sarah A. Wright 
both of Sharon. 

Sept. 17. 1835. Mr. Aaron Hewins to Miss Mary Ann Waters 
both of Sharon. 

April 20. 1836. Mr Corodon Spaulding of Bradford N. H. to 
Miss Abigail Tolman of Sharon. 

April 22, 1836. Asahel S. Drake to Miss Patience P. Gannett, 
both of Sharon. 

June 23, 1836. Mr. Amos Hewitt of Canton to Miss Sally Ann 
Washburn of Sharon. 

October 30, 1836. Mr. Horace M. Lesuer of Medfield to Miss 
Emily Hewins of Sharon. 

J. Cummings. 

November 20 1836. Mr Warren Partridge to Miss Elizabeth 
Billings both of Sharon. By Mr. Perkins of Braintree. 


December 1. 1836. Mr Russel C. Benson to Miss. Abigail S. 
Dunbar, both of Sharon. 

December 29, 1836. Mr. William Pope to Miss Hannah Brown 
both of Sharon. 

J. Cummings. 

April 23, 183o. Married by 0. A. Brownson in Sharon Mr 
Asaph Tracy of Randolph to Mrs. Nancy M. Copeland of Sharon. 

August 14, 1836. I joined in marriage Mr Charles Talbot of 
Sharon and Miss Clarissa Gunn of Barre. 

W m . B. Stone Methodist Minister. 

May 1, 1836. I joined in marriage Mr. Lewis C. Bullard to 
Miss Susan W. Tolman. 

Jeremiah Gould Justice of the Peace. 

May 17, 1837. I joined in marriage in Sharon, Mr. Seth Col- 
burn, of Dedham, to Miss. Mary A. Talbot, of Sharon. Thomas 
J. Greenwood, Minister of the Gospel, Resident in Middleborough 

November 26, 1837. Married by Rev d Lucius R. Eastman, Mr. 
Otis Johnson to Miss. Martha Kent, both of Sharon. 

June 6, 1837. Married by Rev d George N. Waitt, Mr Elijah H. 
Shepard of Mansfield to Miss Susan C. Hewins of Sharon. 

September 11 1837. Mr. John A. Locklin, to Miss Fannie 
Witherell. both of Sharon. 

September 17 1837. Mr. George C. Elliott, of East Bridgewater 
to Miss Hannah Tolman of Sharon. 

October 12 1837. Mr. Thomas Capen to Miss. Susan Richards 
both of Sharon. 

November 30 1837 Mr. Elbridge G. Knowles of Norton to Miss. 
Elizabeth Drake of Sharon. 

April 5. 1838. Mr. James F. Eston of N. Providence R. I. to 
Miss Lucy Vose of Easton. 

October 15 1838. Married by the Rev. J. P. B. Storer of Wal- 
pole Mr. Isaac Ellis of Dedham. to Miss Emily Stone of Sharon. 

December 24, 1838. Married by Rev Willard Pierce of Foxboro 
Mr Benjamin Hodges of Sharon to Miss. Susan Sumner of Foxboro 

Mr. Chas Mann to Miss Ann M. Green, both of Sharon. 

July 1. 1838. Married by Jeremiah Gould Esq. Mr. Timothy G. 
Smith a resident of Sharon and Mrs. Anna Morse of Sharon. 

1902.] THE AMES DIARY. 25 

Married by Rev. Lucius Root Eastman 

April 2. 1838. Mr. Joseph Holmes of Stoughton to Miss Emel- 
ine A. Smith, of Sharon. 

April 19. 1838. Mr. Gilbert S. May. of Roxbury to Miss 
Hannah Johnson, of Sharon. 

April 19. 1838. Mr. Lyman Hewins. to Miss. Emily P. Morey, 
both of Sharon. 

November 25 1838 Mr. Daniel Pettee, to Miss Roxey Hewins 
both of Sharon 

January 1, 1839. Mr. Lewis Billings, 2nd to Miss Elizabeth 
Ellis Billings, both of Sharon. 

April 14, 1839. Mr. William A. Bickner, of Springfield, to Miss 
Mary Billings, of Sharon 

April 15. 1840. Married in Wrentham Mr. Asa Talbot of 
Dedham to Miss Elizabeth Hodges of Sharon. 

Benjamin H. Davis, Minister of the Gospel, 

(To be continued.) 


By Edna Frances Calder. 

(Continued from Vol. XII. page 125.) 

January, 1804. 

20. No news yet of Louis a deliv d to U. S. long in coming ! 

21. Mr. Montagu signs a certificate of G. Wakefield's attend wor- 
ship at Episc Ch'h and an Order to pay amount for his use to G. 

24. Rev. T. Thatcher gave me his Sermon on the exit of Gov. 
Adams it is excellent. 

26. News arriv'd of delivery of Louisiana to IT. States 20 th ultimo. 

31. Parish tax came of 4. 9 Whole tax Bill besides Parish which I 
shall recover 17 d . 2 C . 

It is amazing to consider the delusion under which the people about 
Connecticut river remain as to politics by means of aristocratic papers 
and preaching. Mrs. Weatherby return'd from Northampton says they 
still curse Jefferson tho' he has deny'd himself the powers put in his hands, 
to ease the people of burdens— and acquired at the cheapest rate; without 
expense of blood of good citizens, an immense territory in addition to 
our domains— remov'd frontier Enemies beyond the power of Annoy- 
ance, and opened immense sources of wealth & magnificence to the U. S. 
But the Pupil & Bar will yet awhile keep up the Delusion 

7. By failure of Judges No. S. J. C. nor adjourn* ! what is the 
Judges oath ? Impeachment. 


8. On Spanish dollars only they advertise a premium not for halves 
or quarters, nor crowns, which in India or China pass only as dollars, 
neither do they like American dollars so I got disappointed at Boston in 
carrying silver for prem m . Mr. Messinger tells me so too, he found it so 
there in China. 

18. Mr. Shimin offer' d 2 pr C» on Spanish dol. 

29. Country encumber'd with more Snow & road block'd more than 
for above 30 years past travel totally obstructed in many places & 
more snow stiil falls 2 and 4 March. 


11. A Legislature of Federal Lawyers have made vast changes in 
Courts dock'd the Sessions and enrobed the Com. Fleas with their spoils 
and omitted the very thing in which the Sessions are most obnoxious, 

17. Paid Ministerial tax 14 th inst. to recover on certify 

19. Farish meeting without the old Goat! 

31. Cold as January— freezes the road in day time, 
went Abner Smith's D n Gay's, Isaac Whiting's Winter still holds on 1 
Apr. Roads still block'd as to Abner Smith's the travel in divers places 
is thro' fields & that difficult. 

Sleys still run to 21 st and then Wheels cannot get through many 
banks. Road from Capt. Jon' Richards' s by J. Wilson's totally obstructed 
to End of this month 

(Note) March 1, went Boston with my horse & J. Shut" 1 in his 
cover'd sley with G. Gay & Richardson over turnpike without toll for 
snow so deep & dug thro' but not path'd, so tollman invited passengers 
to free, but nevertheless ours was the first sley that pass'd that day— 
on our return we found the path better but not beaten smooth as a great 
road ought— in fact near all the travel is on the old road. An immense 
body of snow on the ground with great addition all the 2 d March block 
up all roads our two horses had hard work to draw us 4— but ten times 
worse 2 d March furious driving moist snow! & last night & next night. 

(Note) 1 March went to Treasury Office with an old State Note 
£30. 13 s — 102 d 17 c dated Febr. 1, 1784 promising 6 per cent int sig d Thomas 
Ivers, Treas. And untill July 1, 1794 Interest at 6 pr. ct. was allow'd— 
But from that time to this 1 March only 5 per cent against my consent 
or any offer to pay principal says the arm of Power without glory will 
we pay you but agree to pay off 5 of principal & make you loan the rest 
at 5 per cent. So I was obliged to receive interest due ten years ago & 
loan or leave the rest at mercy of strong arm of Power. And received 
of I. Jackson, Treas r 123, 5 cash & new note at 5 pr. ct. from 1 Jan'y 1804 
for 95. 45 when above 280 d is my just due. 

Same day went before Com ee on Ac. in a S. E. Lobby of New State 
House on behalf of Dedham S. Men to get my Ac 4 of 19 97 for care of 
Tho s Welch a poor Scotsman sick of Rheumatism which Account hath 
been twice or thrice return'd to the Selectmen for want of some special 
certificate that I am not a cheat & imposter or something more than 
the law requires to be certified on accounts laid before the Gen 1 Court 
or because I am a Democrat ! I know not what it is— One thing they re- 
quire is the minutest particulars of charges for one of their Up Country 

Doctors to set a price to them as a Doctor of Sutton, and told me I 

might go without pay if I would not comply so to have my services 
appriz'd— I told them I was willing to submit my ac* to Scrutiny of any 
reputable Physician of Boston or neighboring towns. They said it 
would infallibly be cut down as they generally dock Acc ts . Then I asked 
them if I should always charge double on an Ac* laid before them what 
I conscientiously charge alike to individuals— This they would not allow 
neither, and told me I had better take back the Ace* & give our Select. 


the particulars & take my pay of them & let them apply next session for 
refund of it 

2. Votes here 130 Sullivan 41 Strong for Gov* Easter and Mon- 
tagu defeats election of officers by insulting overbearing !!! 5 An 1 Eaire. 

13. Capt Jo' Richards bro 1 Scions Windsor Pear 

14. Abner Lewis a boy of Abner Lewis kill'd by foolery of boys. 
Verdict of Jury accidental death. 

20 Being sick rode in Chaise inter aegrotos. 

24. Courts sit. Disputed jurisdiction. 

30. Montagu attempted to hold illegal Easter meeting at Church. 
Simon Ferry Abel Alleyn Geo Clarke Tim Richards his dupes Josh 
Kingsbury deceiv'd 

2 d Being Easter Monday for choosing officers Sundry of the new 
adopted members & some of the old met at Ch'h and having chosen Jere- 
miah Shuttleworth Moderator Montagu appeared and opposed without 
any reason the choice of officers that day & tired them out so that one 
by one they all fell off disappeared— and hoping for Montagues departure 
to assemble again same day for business he got Simon Ferry in again 
and adjourned to 16 th when all met and resisted another adjournm't to 1 
Monday in July. But Montagu took Tim Richards & Simon Ferry just 
after we had so adjourn'd and call'd the meeting adjourned to 30 th April 
which spurious meeting only his tools attending they said they chose 
Geo Deblois of Boston and Sam Swett Wardens and Vestry &c: then 
adjourn'd again to same day of our regular adjourn' t, so double set of 

(To be continued.) 


By Mrs. A. M. Pickford. 
( Continued from Vol. XIT. page 135.) 

Phebe 4 , b. 1707; m. Caleb Dana July 14, 1726. He d. 
May 4, 1769, aged 73. 

Lydia 4 , b. 1709, m ; Ebenezer Felch of Reading, May 17, 
1728; d. May 23 1731. He m, 2dly Margaret Toothaker, 
of Billerica, Jan, 28, 1734. 

Bridget 4 , b. 1711 ; d. Oct. 22, 1711. 

Bridget 4 , b. 1711; bapt. Sept. 14, 1712; m. Josiah Wood 
of Rowley, June 3, 1731 ; d. Dec. 25, 1754,aged 54. He 
d. March 25, 1753, in his 50th year. 

Hannah 4 , bapt. Dec. 19, 1714; m. George Burroughs of 
Charlestown, May 10, 1733, was his third wife, d. Sept 
1757 He was lost on a voyage to Europe, was a descen- 
dant of the minister, Rev. George Burroughs, who was 


executed on Gallows Hill Salem, Aug. 19, 1692, for 

John 4 , b. Feb. 13, 1717; d. Feb. 23, 1717. 

Elizabeth 4 , b. May 15, 1718; m. John Dane, Jr. May 29> 
1739. He was a son of John and Sarah (Chandler) Dane 
and was b. Nov. 20, 1716 ; d. June, 1801 aged 85 ; was 
Deacon of the SouthChurch, Andover. 

Joseph 4 , b. 1720; m. Mary Abbot, Oct. 4, 1742 ; d. March 
31, 1745, aged 25. She was b. April 13, 1725, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Hannah (Dane) Abbot; m. 2dly Isaac 
Blunt o f Andover. 

John 4 , b. Dec. 14, 1723 ; m. 1st Mary White of Haverhill, 
Nov. 3, 1748. She d. June 28, 1757 aged 31. He m. 
2dly Elizabeth White of Haverhill, was ordained pastor 
of the church in Billerica, Oct. 21, 1747 ; graduated from 
Harvard College in 1743; d. Nov. 10, 1762 in his 39th 

17. Phebe 3 , b. Sept. 17, 1680; m. Jonathan Tyler. 
She was called as a witness at the trial of Martha (Allen) 
Carryer, who was tried for witchcraft in Andover, Aug. 
2, 1692, and who was condemed and hanged Aug. 19. 
Phebe was not then twelve years old. She testified : — 

That about a fortnight before the apprehension of Martha 
Carryer, on a Lord's day, while the psalm was singing in the church, 
this Carryer there took her by the shoulder, and shaking her, asked 
where she lived. She made no answer, although Carryer, who lived 
next door to her father's house, could not in reason but know who 
she was. Quickly after this as she was several times crossing the 
field, she heard a Voice that she took to be Martha Carryers and it 
seemed as if it were over her head. The voice told her she should 
within two or three days be poisoned, accordingly, within such a little 
time, one half of her right hand became greatly Swollen and very 
painful, as also a part of her face ; Whereof she can give no account 
how it came. It continued very bad for several days, and several 
times since she has had great pain in her breast : and been so 
seized on her legs, that she has hardly been able to go. 


18. Joseph 3 , b. July 17, 1682; m. Mehitable Rus- 
sell of Andover; he d. April 23, 1734 in his 5 2d year, in 
Andover. Children : — 

Mehitable 4 , b. in Andover ; m. 1st. Feb. 7. 1732, Robert 
Crosby of Billerica ; m. 2dly Andrew Spaulding, Nov. 
26, 1745. He was a deacon. 

Thomas 4 , m. Elizabeth Walcott of Andover, Feb. 15,1739 ; 
d. at Reading, Dec. 11, 1760, aged about 50 years. 

Mary 4 , b. March 4, 1713, m. James Holt of Andover Oct. 
22, 1733 ; d. Feb. 10, 1751, in her 38th year. He m. 
2dly Mrs. Mary Mclntire, Aug. 6, 1767. 

Phebe 4 , d. May 13, 1737, aged 23 years. 

Joseph 4 , b. Feb. 13, 1716 ; m. Sarah Richardson, of Brad- 
ford, Dec. 30, 1741 ; moved from Andover to Readsboro, 
Vt., about 1765, resided there 12 years, and removed to 
Ware Mass, (or Ware N. H.) where he died. 

Bridget 4 , b. Sept. 19, 1719; d. Aug. 21, 1736, aged 16 

John 4 , b. Jan. 19, 1722, m. 1st Prudence Holt. March 11, 
1745; m. 2dly Oct, 1747, Hannah Phelps, widow of 
Ephraim Abbot ; he d. May 11, 1759, in the 38th year of 
his age. 

[Infant son], b. Sept. 10, 1726 ; d. same month. 

Hannah 4 , m. David Abbot of Suncook, Aug. 10, 1741. 

19. Rhoda 3 , b. Sept. 26, 1684; m. Timothy Holt, 
of Andover. Children : — 

Joseph 4 , b. in Andover, April 8, 1706. 

Rhoda 4 , m. Elias Whittemore, Nov. 13, 1728, settled at 
Pembroke, N. H., 1738. 

James 4 , b. Dec. 11, 1711. 

Timothy 4 , b. April 16, 1714; m. Harriett Dane, Feb. 13, 
1739 ; d. Feb. 6, 1802. 

Joseph 4 , b. same date ; d. Aug. 20, 1714. 

Joseph 4 , b. Feb. 14, 1718 ; m. 1st Dolly Johnson Jan. 17, 
1745. She d. Dec. 30, 1753. He m. 2dly Mary, widow 
of Mr. Russell ; grad. at Harvard, 1739 ; had charge of 
grammer school at Andover ; in 1765 removed to 
Wilton, N. H. 


Phebe 4 , b. in Andover, June 1, 1722 ; m. Francis Phelps, 

Jan. 11, 1742. 
Hannah 4 , m. Barrachias Abbot, March 22, 1733 ; d. Aug. 

2, 1775. 
Priscilla 4 , b. in Andover. 
Rebecca 4 , b. in Andover. 

8. Serj. William 3 (William 2 , William), b. Jan. 31, 
1 66 1 and married Sarah Buckminster, Andover. She 
died Oct. 9, 1735, aged 74. She was a member of the 
church in South Andover. They lived next to the 
parsonage. His will was made June 26, 1722 ; approved 
Nov. 13, 1727. Estate apprised Nov. 28, 1727 at ^370. 
On a stone in the old graveyard in Andover, is inscribed, 
under deaths head and wings : — 

Here lies ye body 

of Mr. William 

Chandler, Who 
Deed Octob r 27 th 

1827. in y e 67 th 
Year of his Age. 

The following is a copy of his will in the Essex 
Probate Records (316. fol. 395-7): — 

In the Name of God Amen ; The Twenty Sixth day of June 
anno Dom : one Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-two, I William 
Chandler of Andover. . . Nextly I give to Sarah my well Beloved 
Wife the use of my Homestead Land & Buildings while she Con- 
tinues my Widow ; also three pound pr annum to be paid her by my 
three Sons, That is Twenty shill ; apiece yearly, During her Natural 
Life ; also Two Cows to be at his dipose, and as for Household stuff, 
I give her So much as she has need of, also fire wood she shall need 
for her own use ; and order my Son Philimon to Convey her hither 
and thither. 

Item. I give to my Eldest and well beloved Son Josiah (besides 
what is already Conveyed to him by Deeds) my Cloak, and a third 
part of my Cloathing besides ye Cloak, also a pair of Cattle, and a 
third part of my Husbandry and House Tackling, and a third part of 


what money I shall Leave undisposed of, and pair of hand-irons, 
Which Completes his Portion. 

Item. I give to my well beloved Son Philimon (besides what is 
already Conveyed to him by Deeds) my Riding-horse, and his choice 
of a pair of Cattle, also a third part of all my Husbandry & house 
tackling, also a Third part of what money I shall Leave undisposed 
of, & a third part of my clothing. . . 

Item. I give to my youngest and well beloved Son Zechariah 
(besides the Two hundred and Ten pounds in bills of credit, already 
received) a pair of cattle, a Gun, and Iron bar, also a third part of my 
Husbandry and House tackling, and a Third part of what Money I 
shall leave undisposed of, and a Third part of my Cloathing. 

Moreover, I leave to my s d Three Sons between them, One bed 
well furnisht w th Curtains, sheets, blankets and a Covering besides, 
also I give them all my Hogheads and Barrels to be equally divided 
between them. And if anything be found not disposed of to another 
I order the same thing or things to be equally divided between my s d 
three Sons. 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Sarah (besides the 
fifty pounds already given her) all my household goods & moveables 
not dispos d of to my Sons, Such as pewter, brass, Ironware, bedding, 
Linen, Chefts, &c, or what my wife has not occasion for, to be 
my Daughter Sarahs. . . 

And further know all men by these presents that I constitute and 
appoint Sarah, my wife and my sons Josiah and Philimon Executors 
of this my last Will & Testament. . . 

William Chandler. 
Jonathan Dana 
William Dana 
Israel Howe 

Extract from a deed : — 

For and in Consideration of ye love, good will and affection 
which I have and doe bear towards my Eldest Son Josiah Chandler 
of Andover ; " I give him, " land in Andover, '• lying South Side of 
Little Brook. 

(To be continued.) 





By Thomas A. Dickinson. 

( Continued from Vol. XII. page 131.) 

In memory of Mrs Jedidah Kingsbury y e wife of Mr Benjamin 
Kingsbury She died April y e 29 th AD 1775 in y e 62 d year of her age 

Behold & see as you pass by 
As you are now so once was I, 
As I am now so you must be 
Prepare for death & follow me 
Death is a debt to nature due 
As I have paid it so must you. 

In memory of Mrs. Ruth Kingsbury wife of Mr. Solomon Kingsbury 
Deceast Jan. 22 1791 In the 39 th year of her age 

In memory of Dea. Solomon Kingsbury Deceast Jan. 2 1822 in the 
77 th year of his age 

In memory of Miss Ruth Kingsbury daugh tr of Dea. Solomon & Mrs. 
Keziah Kingsbury Deceast July 22 1818 Aged 26 years. 

Keziah wife of Dea. Solomon Kingsbury Died March 5 1856 Mt 88. 

In memory of Mrs Anna Knapp wife of Doc tr Ephraim Knapp who 
died July 19 1812 in her 26 year. 

In memory of Molley Lindley wife of Levi Lindley who died Dec. 24 
1792 aged 47 years. 

In memory of IJ Levi Lindley who died Oct. 28 1819 ag d 74 years. 

S. M. 1726. 

In memory of Daniel Mann who died Sept 11 1775 in the 32 year of 
his age. 

Sacred to the memory of Dr. James Messenger died June 2 1821 
Aged 51. 

In memory of Mrs. Esther Morse Wife of Mr. Joshua Morse who 
died Dec. 20 th 1818 in y e 80 th year of her age. 

In memory of Esther Morse daughter of Mr Ezekiel Morse & Mrs. 
Lucy his wife who died June 21 1817 in the 21 8t year of her age. 

In memory of Mr. Asa Morse Born March 4 1800 Died Sept. 29 1823 
Mt. 23. 

In memory of Mr. Ezekiel Morse who died Sep* 26 1818 in the 47 th year 
of his age. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Lucy Morse wife of Mr Ezekiel Morse 
who died April 15 1821 in the 45 th year of her age. 

In memory of Mary Ann Morse Born May 21 1802 Died Sep* 24 1825 
Mt. 23. 


In memory of Mrs. Mehetable Morse relic of Cap* Ezra Morse 
formerly the wife of Lieut. Jacob Ellis who died June 21 1798 in the 92 d 

year of her age. 


Sacred to the memory of 

Rev. George Morey 

who was born in Norton Dec. 18 O. S. 1749 

i Graduated at Harvard College 1776. 

Ordained pastor of the 

Congregational Church Walpole 

Nov. 19 1783-died July 26, 1829 

in the 80 year of his age 

and 46 th of his ministry. 


Anna Morey 

Wife of Rev. George Morey 

and daughter of Rev. Joseph and 

Sarah (Eames) Palmer of Norton. 

Born March 19, 1758 died Dec 10, 1809 

Aged 52 years 

George Morey 
Son of Rev. George & Anna Morey 
Born June 17, 1785 died Aug. 4, 1785 

Joanna Morey Relic of Rev. George Morey and formerly the wife of 
Calvin Gay Died Nov. 19 1849 M 90. 

In memory of Mrs. Jemima wife of Mr Thomas Nason who died y e 
8 th f ] 1770 in y e 30 th year of her age. 

William Nason son of Mr. Jesse & Mrs. Hannah his wife who died 
Nov. 7, 1808, ag d 4 days. 

He took little children in his arms 
And blest them 
Payson Tomb [No inscription] 

"Rev. Phillips Payson was the son of Edward Payson the 5 th minis- 
ter of Rowley 1682. He (Rev. Phillips Payson) was ancestor of the sev- 
eral distinguished clergymen of the name. Graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1724— Settled in Walpole 1730." (Farmer Gen.) He died in 1778; 
was minister in Walpole more than 47 years. 

At her feet lies William the son of Mr. William Pettee who died 
August the 18 th 1793 in y e 14 th yr of his age. 

Sally F. Plimpton 1812. 

In memory of Harriet Rhodes daughter of Mr. Ephriam Rhodes and 
Mrs. Mercy his wife who died Nov. 13 1815 in the 16 th year of her age. 

In memory of Mr Aquilla Robbins who died May the 20 th 1784 In y e 
72 d year of his age. 

In memory of Edmund Son of Joseph & Sally Robbins died jan 6 
1814 Mt. 4 weeks. 

In memory of William Robbins who died Sept the 21* 1771 in 56 year 
of his age. 

In memory of Phebe Widow of Mr. William Robbins died Sept 12 th 
1775 in the 67 year of her age. 


In memory of Mrs. Hannah Robbins died July the 8 th 1782 in the 71 th 
year of her age. 

In memory of Mrs. Marcy Bobbins wife of Mr Daniel Robbins who 
died April the 16 1786 in the 27 year of her age. 

In memory of Mr. William Robbins who died June 16, 1808 ag d 65 

Here lyes burried the body of Mr. William Robbins, died aug. 18, 
1725 in the 74 th year of his age. 

In memory of Mr James Smith who died March 29 1755 in y e 49 th 
year of his age. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Joan S. wife of Lebbeus W. Smith 
who died Mar 23 1837 Aged 26 years. 

Farewell my husband kind & dear 
And my sweet babes adieu. 
If aught on earth could keep me here 
It would be to live with you. 

In memory of Mrs. Sarah Smith, Jun who died Oct 1 1775 in y e 24 th 
year of her age. 

In memory of Charlott & Caroline twin daughters of Mr Seth Smith 
& Mrs. Susanna his wife died Feb. 6, 1805 aged 3 days. 

In memory of Sydney Smith son of Seth Smith jun. & Mrs. Susanah 
his wife died 1801 age 1 year & 8 months. 

Sacred to the memory of Capt. Joshua Stetson who died Feb 14 1863 
aged 90 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Naby Stetson wife of Capt Joshua 
Stetson who died May 28 th 1807 in her 32 d year. 

No pain nor grief nor anxious fear 
Invade thy bounds; no mortal woes 
Can reach the lovly sleeper here 
And angels watch the soft repose. 

In memory of Eliza, daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Elizabeth 
Stratton who died Sept. 16 1814 in the 12 th year of her age. 

When blooming youth is snatch'd away 
By death's resistless hand 
Our hearts the mournfull tribute pay 
Which pity must demand. 

In memory of Mr. Amos Turner who died April 22, 1778 in the 28 th 

year of his age. 

As I lay slumbering on my bed 
The hand of God did strike me dead 
All you that my survivers be 
Prepare for death & follow me. 

In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Turner Widow of Mr. Abner Turner 
who died April 4 th 1803 in the 56 th year of her age. 

Tis God that did our beings give 
That knows how long we have to live 
And when the time it doth expire 
Should we a longer time desire? 

3 rf K.y^tJf^fd 

1902.] ATKINS TOMB. 35 

In memory of Widow Deborah Wallis died Sept 25 th 1826 ^Bt. 85 years. 

Andrew Willett 

B. Sept. 9 1743. D. Oct 2 1811 

Sibbel Hartshorn His Wife 

Born Oct. 17, 1751 D. July 24 1833 

Their c 



B. Jan 5 1772, 

B. March 11 1795 


D. at New Orleans 

June 1, 1801 

Jan. 6 1824. La. 



B. Oct 26 1783 

B. March 26 1777 



Aug. 15 1834 

Oct 18 1779. 


"History of Tomb S Natick called the Atkins Tomb. In 
1832 the foundation of the above tomb was laid by Dodge 
the famous tomb builder in Boston, at a cost of 500 dollars. 
It was built for a private family tomb, Captain John Atkins 
built it at his own expense. Capt. Atkins died December 6th 
1834 & was the first occupant of said tomb. Next 4 years 
after, his wife Jane Avery Atkins, was placed in the tomb. 
Next John Atkins Jr then Mrs Sarah Cook eldest daughter 
of Capt John Atkins then Mr Joseph Dowe" " Mrs J Atkins 
was removed from Needham Cemetery to the tomb some years 

[Written in a little blank book by Mrs. Sarah Atkins (Cook) 
Dowe, whose remains were placed in the tomb October 29, 1891, 
and the tomb soon after rilled with earth and permanently closed, 
Apparently Mrs. Dowe wrote the account of the tomb only a short 
time before her death. She was the last of her branch of the Atkins 

Communicated by George K. Clarke. 
Needham, Mass. 



Stearns — Wanted, the parentage of Ezekiel Stearns, who died 
in Boston in 1848, and who lived for many years at Newcastle on the 
Sheepscot River in Maine, where he married and where his children 
were born. Bond's History of Watertown (page 460), places him 
with a (?) as the son of Rev. Ebenezer Stearns, a Baptist Minister of 
Stoughton, and his second wife, Jane Phillips of Bristol. Rev. Eben- 
ezer was a son of the Isaac Stearns who built the first house in 
Stoughton about 1716, near the sight of which a tablet was placed in 
1899 by the Stoughton Historical Society. 

Ebenezer was born in 1711, and probably married Thankful 
Clap of Walpole in 1735, and was then a "Yeoman." He later 
became a Baptist Minister at Easton, Mass., and then Bond thinks 
he moved to Maine. 

Also wanted, the identity of the second wife of Ebenezer, Jane 
Phillips of Bristol. 

Henry W. Cunningham, 

P. O. Box 1216, Boston. 

Morse. — What was the maiden name of Mary who married 
Josiah Morse (Jeremiah*, z , Joseph 2 , Samuel 1 ) of Walpole? Walpole 
marriages say that Josiah Morse and Mary Robbins were married on 
Dec. 26, 1727. Was his Mary, dau. of Aquila 2 and Mehitable (Clark) 
Robbins, b. in Dedham, Jan. 22, 1708-9, or of William 2 and Hannah 
Clap, b. Dedham, Nov. 6, 1709? 

Benoni, son of Josiah, b. in Walpole, June 16, 1737, married 
Miriam ( ). What was her maiden name? 

Lucy A. Ivey, 
63 Botolph Street, Melrose Highlands. 

Carew. — Mary Carew married Nehemiah Fales at Dedham, Jan- 
uary 31, 1720. They are both recorded as of Dedham. Are there 
any living descendants? 

James Sheldon, Jr.. 

69 Wall Street, New York. 

fKlr'A COLLECTION OF CHOICE BOOKS, being the Library 
*^3& of the late Reverend & Learned Mr. Joseph Belcher, {ex- 

cepting a few already Sold) will in a little time be exposed to Sale by 
AUCTION, by Samuel Gerrish Bookseller in Boston. The Catalogue 
will be printed with all convenient speed. 
[From "The Boston News-Letter, " Thursday, November 21, 1723.] 

Vol. XIII. 

April, 1902. 

9 *a*t.._wll 




Publishing Committee, 




Associate Editors. 


Business Manager, . M. GARDNER BOYD. 



Alia; half-tone views, Dedham, England, 1893 37, 40 

DEDHAM, ENGLAND, . . . Oscar Fay Adams. 37 

WAR DIARY, 1861, KEPT BY AMASA GUILD, Mr. Guild. 41 

SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS, DEDHAM, (To be continued.) 48 

Carlos Shifter. 

THE AMES DIARY, Extracts, (To be continued.) . . 49 

Edna F. Calder. 

THE CHANDLER FAMILY, (To be continued.) ... 53 

Mrs. A. M. Pickford. 


William JR. Mann. 

WHITING FAMILY, . . . James F. Magee, Jr. 64 

Queries. Allen ; Care w; Regicides; Wolcott. . . 65 

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The Dedham Historical Register. 

Vol. XIII. April, 1902. No. 2. 

By Oscar Fay Adams. 

TT is not every place, out of Looking Glass Land, that 
can be reached soonest by going directly away from it, 
but that was the writer's experience regarding this pretty 
little Essex town. Dedham is situated in the north- 
eastern corner of the county between Colchester and 
Ipswich, three miles from Ardleigh station on the Great 
Eastern railway, and four from Manningtree, but on 
account of the more frequent service of trains at the 
latter station it is best to leave the train there for Dedham. 
From Manningtree station the great pinnacled tower 
of Dedham church can be seen to the north of the rail- 
way, but in the winter, or in wet weather, the traveller will 
probably be advised to take the road over the hill to the 
south of the line, and after following this for a half mile or 
more he must turn to the right and pass through Lawford 
village. When nearly at the further, or western end of 
Lawford, another turning to the right must be made which 
will take him past the entrance to Lawford Hall and 
along the Dedham road that soon becomes a mere groove 
in the hillside. When the writer passed along it one 
pleasant day in January, the "barbed blossom of the 
guarded gorse " showed its pale yellow beside the way, and 
tall holly trees shading it were ablaze with scarlet berries. 
Below Lawford Hall at the foot of the hill, the road, 
assuming now a northerly direction, passes beneath the 

1 Population, 1,645 (1891) ; 65 miles from London via Manningtree (Liverpool 
St. terminus of Great Eastern). Parish church, St. Mary; register from 1560; 
living, a vicarage. Other churches and chapels: Congregational; Primitive 

38 DEDHAM, ENGLAND. [April, 

railway through a lofty brick arch, climbs another hill, only 
to descend in winding- fashion into the valley of the Stour 
with Dedham tower once more in view, and now a mile 
away. If desired the walk may be shortened by taking a 
footpath over the hill from Manningtree station leading 
past Lawford Church and through Lawford Park. If this 
route be chosen one must not miss seeing the interior of 
the church, the chancel of which contains some very 
beautiful Middle Pointed tracery of curvilinear character. 

Dedham was once, but that once was ages ago, a 
market town and a seat of the cloth trade, now it is but a 
picturesque, out-of-the-way locality, beloved of artists, and 
with excellent reason. The chief memorial of its ancient 
prosperity is the parish church of Saint Mary, the Virgin, 
built about 1500 by Thomas and John Webbe, a father 
and son, who were woolen manufacturers of Dedham ; 
and the western tower bears their merchants' mark with 
the badges of York and Lancaster. The building is of 
rubble and brick, Third Pointed in style, as the date of 
erection would declare, and consists of a nave of six bays 
with aisles and north and south porches, each with an 
upper room, a choir without aisles, and with several of its 
original windows walled up, and a western tower of flint, 
131 feet in height, and containing a clock and a peal of 
eight bells. The lower story of the tower is open to north 
and south, constituting a kind of galilee porch, in fact, 
and a church yard path passes through it. The ceiling 
of this galilee is a barrel vault of stone, richly carved, the 
Tudor rose and portcullis alternating in the panels. 

Before the last window in the north aisle stands the 
founders' tomb, which has been restored, and on the south 
wall of the choir is a tablet to William Burkitt, author of 
a Commentary on the New Testament. The church has 
undergone much in the way of restoration in recent years 
both within and without, and has probably parted with 
some appearance of age in the process. Seven of the 

1902.] DEDHAM, ENGLAND. 39 

greater windows are of stained glass, but the long ranges 
of lights in the clerestory are plain. Although the 
church will seat at present but six hundred persons, its 
actual capacity is much greater. At the vicarage is kept a 
complete list of Dedham vicars from the fourteenth 

There is a noted grammar school at Dedham (closed 
in these later years), which one Thomas Littlebury 
founded in 1571, and which Queen Elizabeth chartered 
three years afterward. Not far from 1787 a lad who had 
been having a most miserable time at a boarding school 
in Lavenham 1 , was sent to the Dedham School. His name 
was John Constable, and his father was a prosperous 
miller of East Bergholt in Suffolk, across the Stour. Of 
his Dedham school days we hear little, except that he 
was an excellent penman, but he was an ardent lover of 
nature and the scenery of his native valley, both at Ded- 
ham and Bergholt, not only made a deep impression upon 
him in boyhood, but bore fruit in later days. 

At Dedham there was living at this time the dowager 
Lady Beaumont who obtained for the grammar school 
lad an introduction to the then fashionable art authority, 
Sir George Beaumont, a perso n who exerted considerable 
formative influence over the art career of young Constable. 

Throughout his life Constable spent much time in 
Dedham and its neighborhood, and "Stratford Mill," 
" The White Horse," " Dedham Vale," and other pictures 
by him reveal his fondness for the locality. The tall tower 
of Dedham church is frequently introduced into his com- 
positions, appearing in " On the Stour," the bridge in 
which is shown in the accompanying illustration, while 
"A Lock on the Stour" is another Dedham canvas with 
the tower afar off. A nearer and somewhat different view 
of the lock is given here. 

1 Lavenham, locally pronounced Lanham, gives its name to the Lanham 
District, of Sudbury, Massachusetts. It is some 20 miles northwest of Dedham, 
and several of the early settlers of Watertown, Mass., came from thence. 

40 DEDHAM, ENGLAND. [April, 

One main street that in places broadens considerably, 
with three lesser thoroughfares leading" from it, constitutes 
the town of Dedham. Many of the houses in these streets 
are of humble pretensions with plastered and half timbered 
fronts, and with the browns, yellows and reds of the plaster 
washes, and the mottled green and red of their tiled roofs, 
they display delightful tones of warm color. Here and 
there among them are a few substantial houses of red 
brick, several others of an even higher grade, some 
ancient inns, two of which are represented in the view of 
Dedham Street, and two or three old mills. In the vicinity 
are the homes of the resident gentry, Dedham Hall, 
Dalethorp, Lower Park, Dedham Park, and a modern 
Elizabethan mansion, Stour House. 

Ancient and modern charities are not lacking in 
Dedham. There are Dunton's almshouses which Stephen 
Dunton founded in 1517 "for old and decayed trades- 
people," and which still shelter twenty persons ; and there 
are Parker's almshouses, founded in 1863, and the 
Chapel almshouses established in 1834 for the benefit of 
six old women. Chapman's Charity, which John Chapman 
of Dedham founded in 1657, is distributed yearly. 

No positively conclusive evidence exists for the 
choice of Dedham as a name for the Massachusetts 
locality, but it is taken for granted that among the first 
settlers John Dwight, John Page and John Rogers came 
from the English town. The original limits of the 
American township included the territory now com- 
prised within the present towns of Medfield, Wrentham, 
Medway, Needham, Bellingham, Walpole, Franklin, 
Dover, Norfolk, Wellesley, Millis and Westwood, as well 
as portions of Boston, Foxborough, Hyde Park, Sherborn 
and Natick. The other American Dedham, the town in 
Maine of that name, was so called in honor of the 
Massachusetts community. 

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To the artist the English Dedham and the fair vale 
in which it lies are dear for Constable's sake, since it was 
peculiarly his own region ; to the lover of pleasing, pas- 
toral scenery Dedham makes appeal apart from its asso- 
ciation with the great artist, while to the American 
visitor the Essex village (for it is scarcely more than a 
village now), with a history stretching back to the time 
of the Conquest, should be of interest for other reasons 
than these. It was not the home of his nearer ancestors, 
it is true, but in all likelihood it was the home of some 
who bore his name about these meadows three centuries 



Contributed by Mr. Guild. 

Before daylight on the morning of June 26, 1862, my 
regiment, the 18th Massachusetts, and the 17th New York, 
in light marching order, left camp a few miles northwest of 
Cold Harbor, Va., to go, as the men supposed, on picket ; 
but, as it turned out, to join and support Stoneman's 
Cavalry, who were pushed out a number of miles, near 
Bethesda Church, to delay as much as possible Stonewall 
Jackson's forces coming down from the Shenandoah 
Valley to strike the right of our army, and then joining 
Gen. Lee in attacking the Army of the Potomac under 
Gen. McClellan. This resulted in the "Seven Days 
Fight," Chickahominy to the James River. 

Every man left his knapsack, with all that it con- 
tained, in camp, and when our Corps, the 5th, on account 
of the movement of Jackson, fell back that night to a new 
position at Gaines Mill, and we with the cavalry were 

42 WAR DIARY. [April, 

cut off from the rest of the army, our camp, with nearly- 
all it contained, fell into the hands of the enemy. My 
knapsack, as I had every reason to suppose, went the way 
of the others ; and among the contents was a small diary 
which I had kept for a brief period. 

On September 22, 1900, there appeared in the 
Dedham Transcript the following notice : — 

A War Relic. 
Mr. J. H. Rouzee has in his possession among his war relics, the 
diary of a Federal soldier, which he secured July 22, 1864, in front 
of Atlanta, Ga. The diary was in a small writing desk in a knap- 
sack, and the fly leaf of the little book is inscribed as follows : 

Diary kept by A. Guild, who was born and brought up in Dedham, 
Mass., who now belongs to Co. F, 18th Mass. Regt, Col. Barnes, 1861. 
Mr. Rouzee would be glad to restore this relic to its owner. 

Pontotoc Advance. 

My attention was called to this item, and I ascer- 
tained that the Transcript copied it from another paper. 
I found that Pontotoc was situated in Northern Missis- 
sippi; and wrote to Mr. Rouzee stating that I must be 
the owner of the diary, and asking if he would be so kind 
as to send it to me with a full explanation of how it came 
into his possession. Some correspondence ensued, and I 
received the diary. He said that in July, 1864, his regi- 
ment, Confederate, the 41st Mississippi, at Atlanta, Ga., 
charged some Union works, and at that point drove 
them out. The Federals left in such a hurry that their 
knapsacks were found on the ground, and he secured one 
in which he found a small diary. 

At that time nothing had been written in it excepting 
that written by me. He used the last half of the book 
himself for Company business, as paper was scarce, and 
tore that part out when he returned it to me. I found 
that the diary was about the size of a large memorandum 
book, and had been kept by me for about four months. 

1902.] WAB DIABT. 43 

The mystery of the whole thing- is, if it had been 
captured from my knapsack by a Confederate in June, 
1862, near Richmond, Virginia, how it happened to be in 
a Union knapsack to be captured by a Confederate 
at Atlanta, Georgia, in July, 1864, a little over two years 
later, and at a place some eight hundred miles distant. I 
was never further south in the war than Petersburg, Va. 
It seems to me that if it fell into the hands of a Union 
soldier at first, it would have been of no particular inter- 
est to him ; and as he had enough to carry about without 
this he would have thrown it away, or if kept, it would 
have been only for the blank leaves, which were not used. 

I can see how a Confederate might have prized it as 
a relic ; and if a Union soldier afterward captured it, how 
it would have been possible for him, under the circum- 
stances, to consider it worth keeping; and also how it was 
again captured by a Confederate, Lieut. Rouzee, who 
kept it 36 years, and then returned it to me. Strange as it 
may appear, this is the only solution of the matter that I 
can reach. The diary is given below : — 

Diary kept by A. Guild, who was bom and brought up in Bedham, 
Massaschusetts, who now belongs to Co. F of the ISth Mass. Begiment, 
Colonel Barnes, 1861. 

Aug. 26. The regiment left Camp Brigham, Readville, Dedham, for 
the City of Washington, took the cars at Readville station on the Boston 
& Providence Railroad at 5 o'clock in the evening for New York via 
Stonington Route, arrived at Groton at 1 o'clock next morning. 

Aug. 27. Arrived at New York via steamer "Commodore" at 1 
o'clock in the afternoon, marched to Park Barracks where we partook 
of a collation and staid until 6 o'clock. Saw my cousin, Fred Guild. 
Embarked on board steamer for Elizabethport, New Jersey, where we 
arrived at 9; took cars via Harrisburg for Washington. 

Aug. 28. Arrived at Harrisburg at about noon, where we had re- 
freshments; arrived at Baltimore at 11 o'clock at night; staid in the cars 
outside of the city until morning. 

Aug. 29. We were drawn through the city in the cars by horses; 
reached the depot on the other side without any distu rbance, when we 
started at about 10 o'clock for Washington; passed the Relay House and 
Annapolis Junction, arriving at Washington at half past five. Slept 
in barracks, under arms all night. 

44 WAR DIARY. [April, 

Aug. 30. Friday. At nine in the morning started for camp which 
was a mile and a half from the Capitol; pitched our tents at about 
five in the afternoon and lay down to sleep for the second time in the 
city of Washington. Was much disappointed in the looks of Washington, 
it being at the time a nasty, muddy hole. The camp was situated on a 
hill which overlooked the city and surrounding country ; many camps 
were to be seen in all directions. 

Aug. 31. Saturday. We were temporarily attached to Baker's 
Brigade. Marched to the City with the Brigade and passed in review 
before President Lincoln at the White House; he gave us the compliment 
of being the best regiment he had seen yet. At midnight were turned 
out by some heavy cannonading, but it amounted to nothing. 

Sept. 1. Sunday. We had inspection, and religious services were 

Sept. 2. Monday. Were reviewed by General Butler. At six 
o'clock at night had orders to get ready to march at five in the morning 
for Fort Corcoran, Arlington Heights, Virginia. 

Sept. 3. Tuesday. Called up at four. Got ready to march at half 
past nine; the day was hot and the way was dusty and the 18th had the 
hardest march it had yet undertaken. We had our knapsacks on, and a 
great many men were overpowered by the heat, and fell out. I being in 
the first Company, where it was easier to march, kept up. The distance 
by the way we went was about ten miles, over Long Bridge; when about 
half way there we had about an hour's rest, when we were quite re- 
freshed and ready to start on. We arrived at our destination at four in 
the afternoon, stacked arms outside the fort, pitched our tents, after 
which we were glad to rest for the night. 

Sept. 4. Wednesday. Nothing happened of any account. 

Sept. 5. Thursday. Had orders to get ready to march with two 
days' rations, at a minute's notice. 

Sept. 8. Sunday. We were put into General Martindale's Brigade. 
Had an inspection. 

Sept. 9. Monday. Nothing of any account occurred. 

Sept. 11. Worked on intrenchments about a mile southwest of 
Fort Corcoran. About three o'clock in the afternoon heavy cannonading 
was heard in the direction of Chain Bridge; were immediately ordered 
to our quarters and under arms; the cannonading turned out to be an 
attack on the Union forces at Chain Bridge. The Rebels were repulsed 
and driven back five miles, and a number of prisoners taken. 

Sept. 12. Thursday. Co. F did all the guard duty for the day, and 
were highly complimented by the Major for their efficiency. 

Sept. 13. Friday. Perhaps an explanation of the fortifications 
would be well. Fort Corcoran is in the vicinity. It is a large fort built 
by the 69th New York, three months troops. Fort Bennett is on the 
right. It is a small fort and commands the Potomac at that point and 
Georgetown. Fort is southwest of us, and is garrisoned by the 

1902.] WAR DIARY. 45 

9th Mass. Fort DeKalb is at the west of us garrisoned by the German 
New York Regiment. 

Sept. 14. Saturday. The night before, our pickets were driven in 
two miles and a number of Union houses were burned by the Rebels. 
We were called out in line of battle waiting for marching orders. 

Sept. 15. Sunday. Had a meeting in the grove near our camp; six 
men were detailed from each Company to go on picket for the first 

Sept. 16. Monday. The regiment went to building a road about a 
mile and a half west of our camp in the direction of Chain Bridge. 

Sept. 17. Tuesday. Went to work on the road again today. In the 
afternoon our Brigade was reviewed by General McClellan. 

Sept. 18. Wednesday. Went to work on the road. 

Sept. 19. Thursday. Nothing occurred of any account. 

Sept. 20. Friday. A new flag pole being set we raised our flag for 
first time since leaving Camp Brighaui. Music by the band ; the regiment 
being drawn up in line, gave hearty cheers. Gen. Martindale made a few 
appropriate remarks, and was loudly cheered by the men. Every man 
had orders to keep equipments on both day and night so as to be ready 
at a minute's notice. 

Sept. 21. Saturday. In the afternoon our Division was reviewed by 
Gen. Porter; the Prince De Joinville and other noted officers being 
present. Before it was through a heavy shower came up and we got a 

Sept. 22. Sunday. Inspection; after which was divine service. 

Sept. 23. Monday. The regiment went out on picket, myself among 
the number. Went out about four miles. I was Corporal of four 
posts, three men on a post, who were placed on a road running from 
Chain Bridge to Bailey's Cross Roads. Nothing of any consequence 
happened until night, when a party went out scouting and saw some of 
the Rebs, but no shots were fired. I did not go. 

Sept. 24. Tuesday. Was relieved by another Corporal and returned 
to the Reserve; that night was aroused by heavy firing, which turned 
out to be of no consequence. 

Sept. 25. Wednesday. Returned to camp, where we arrived about 
half past one o'clock. 

Sept. 26. Thursday. Was National Fast Day. Co. A arrived which 
was recruited after we left Massachusetts; we now have nine companies. 

Sept. 27. Friday. Rained hard all last night, and the water ran 
through our tent, and set every thing afloat. Had to get up; went out 
and got into a wagon and slept the rest of the night. 

Sept. 28. Saturday. Had orders to march. Started about 7 o'clock 
in the evening, not knowing where we were going. Marched to Ball's 
Cross Roads,about four miles from our camp; we then received orders to 
go to Hall's Hill, we turned to the right, marched about two miles, 
reached the hill, where we found the 9th Mass. had arrived before us, 

46 WAR DIABr. [April, 

and had made camp fires for the night ; we immediately proceeded to 
do the same. I was on picket, which was stationed out about a quarter 
of a mile in the direction of the enemy. The Rebels had occupied Hall's 
Hill the day before. At about one o'clock in the morning heavy firing 
of musketry commenced at about a quarter of a mile on our right, the 
regiment was at once under arms. The firing was kept up about an 
hour. The shouts of the men as they made the charges could be dis- 
tinctly heard; also the groans of the wounded and dying. We expected 
an attack every minute; all was again quiet. The next morning the sad 
news was, that two of our own regiments in the darkness had fired into 
each other, mistaking each for the enemy. Eight were killed and 
twenty wounded. 

Sept. 29. Sunday. Not having our tents some of the men com- 
menced to make huts to sleep in. 

Sept. 30. Monday. Huts of all kinds and shapes were built all 
over the hill, and it was a picturesque looking place; we were short of 
provisions and some of the boys went out and killed a cow, and we had 
some nice.fresh beef. 

Oct. 1. Tuesday. Some of the men were sent back to our old camp 
to assist the teamsters in bringing up the tents, knapsacks and other 
equipment. The flag was raised this afternoon on Hall's Hill amid 
cheers by the men and music by the band. The stars and stripes were 
in full sight of the Rebels who were just beyond Fall's Church, which 
was about a mile and a half from our present camp. Munson's Hill was 
taken by our men without firing a shot, it is about three miles to the 
southwest of us, and was supposed to be strongly fortified by the 
Rebels, but that was found to be a humbug. 

Oct. 2. Wednesday. Our tents arrived today, which we pitched. 

Oct. 3. Thursday. Slept in our tents which seemed good after 
sleeping out doors for four nights. 

Oct. 4. Friday. Our Company being on the right of the regiment 
commenced to drill as skirmishers. 

Oct. 5. Saturday. Sherman's Battery which was camped near us 
shelled the woods in back of Fall's Church to try the range of their 

Oct. 6. Sunday. Brigade Inspection by Gen. Martindale; no 

Oct. 7. Monday. Nothing of any account happened. 

Oct. 8. Tuesday. Rained hard all day and night, and we got wet 
through. Our Company went out skirmishing two miles beyond our 
picket line. During the day another corporal and myself went out about 
a mile further to a Secesh house, hoping we might run across a Rebel, 
but saw nothing at all of the enemy. The house was occupied by women 
alone ; one was quite a good looking one, and I had quite a long con- 
versation with her. When we left we filled our haversacks with 
apples, cucumbers and turnips, which went well after we got back to 

1902.] WAR DIARY. 47 

Oct. 9. Wednesday. A new company of skirmishers was formed 
by picking out 100 of the best soldiers in the regiment under command 
of Major Hayes. I was one of the company. 

Oct. 10. Thursday. A member of Company G died in the hospital, 
his body was sent home; he was the first member of the regiment to die, 

Oct. 11. Friday. A few men were detailed out of each company to 
go on picket. I did not go. 

Oct. 12. Saturday. Nothing of any account. 

Oct. 13. Sunday. The 22nd Mass. Regt., Col. Wilson, arrived today 
and made their camp near us on the hill. Found several in the regiment 
that I knew. 

Oct. 14. Monday. Nothing of any account. 

Oct. 15. Tuesday. Had a Brigade drill of four regiments in the 
afternoon under Gen. Martindale. Geo. Everett of So. Dedham made us 
a visit. 

Oct. 16. Wednesday. The usual daily drills. Rained all night. 

Oct. 17. Thursday. Usual drills. 

Oct. 18. Friday. Were called out together with the 2nd Maine and 
Follett's Battery to quell mutiny in the 25th New York. Their Colonel 
was arrested for giving information to the Eebels. His name was 

Oct. 19. Saturday. Capt. Onion sent in his resignation, and the 
company is under the command of 1st Lieut. Chas. W. Carroll. 

Oct. 20. Sunday. Inspection. Maddan and Shepardson of our 
company were discharged from the army, not being able to stand the 
hard duties of the soldier. 

Oct. 21. Monday. The usual drills. Rained. 

Oct. 22. Tuesday. Had orders to be ready to march at three min- 
utes' notice with three days' rations. 

Oct. 23. Wednesday, Pickets were sent out from regiment. I did 
not go. 

Oct. 24. Thursday. Usual drills. Mr. Babcock of Dedham made 
us a visit. 

Oct. 25. Friday. Usual drills. 

Oct. 26. Saturday. We had a Division review before Gen.McClellan. 
Our dress was rather shabby, and Gen. McClellan gave orders that we 
should have some winter clothing immediately. 

Oct. 27. Sunday. Usual inspection. Services were held in front 
of the Colonel's tent. A member of Co. I died last night in the hospital ; 
his name was Knapp and his body was sent home. 

Oct. 28. Monday. We commenced to have knapsack drills in the 
morning besides the usual drills. 

Oct. 29. Tuesday. Usual drills. 

Oct. 30. Wednesday. Usual drills. 

Oct. 31. Thursday. Capt. Onion received an honorable discharge 
from the U. S. Army. Regiment was inspected by Gen. Butterfield 
preparatory to receiving our pay. 

Nov. 1. Friday. 


By Carlos Slafter. 

( Continued from page 21.) 

In the Spring of 1856 Frances Ellen Griggs took charge 
of the Readville School for a term of four months ; in October 
of the same year she began to teach the second class of the 
South Dedham School, continuing there till July, 1859. She 
had previously taught the Walpole Plains School from the 
spring of 1855 till September; then the Strawberry Hill 
School in Dover, a winter term of four months, November to 
March. She is the daughter of James and Abigail (Newell) 
Griggs, born in Dedham, Dec. 8, 1836 ; attended the High 
School over three years, where her accurate scholarship was 
duly recognized ; and at a later date received the first prize in 
a public competition as the best speller in Dedham. March 7, 
1860, she was married to David Neal in Dedham, where she 
still resides. 

Mrs. Harriet (Wales) Fletcher taught in the South Ded- 
ham School from 1856 to 1858. She is the daughter of Sam- 
uel and Hannah (Kemp) Wales of Orford, N. H., born Dec. 
30, 1827, and educated in the public schools of Orford and at 
the Academy in Bradford, Vt. In 1858, July 4, she was 
married in West Dedham to Charles E. Morse. After his 
death in Dec. 1859, she " cared for his two sons until they 
completed their college course ; then, in the Spring of 1874, 
opened a private school in Norwood, and has taught continu- 
ously until the present time," 1902, her P. O. address being 
880 Washington Street, Norwood, Mass. 

Sarah Jane Aid en began to teach in the Centre School in 
1857, having charge of the fourth class for a year, then of the 
second class for a year or more. She was the youngest 
daughter of Francis and Sarah Stone (Crehore) Alden, born in 
Dedham, March 17, 1833. Relinquishing her work on account 

1902. J THE AMES DIARY. 49 

of failing health, she was released from her sufferings borne 
with lovely patience December 31, 1861. 

Beginning in June '1857 Lauretta Wheaton Guild had 
charge of the fifth class of the Centre School nearly four years ; 
then for a year or two she was able to teach only a few days 
or weeks occasionally as a substitute. From 1862 to 1864 she 
was constantly employed. In 1868 she taught in the Avery 
and then returned to the Ames till 1870, when she was obliged 
to relinquish school work altogether. She is the daughter of 
of Dea. Calvin and Margaret (Taft) Guild, born in Hookset, 
N. H., Sept. 17, 1838; attended the High School nearly four 
years, also a short term at Wheaton Ladies' Seminary, and 
still resides in Dedham. 

The winter of 1857-8 Charles Whiting Carroll was master 
of the Westfield School ; the succeeding winter of a school in 
Lisbon, N. H. He was the son of Sanford and Harriet 
(Whiting) Carroll, born in Dedham, May 31, 1836. He 
attended the High School four years ; graduated at Dartmouth 
College 1859 ; was admitted to the bar, 1861 ; and married 
Lucy A. Far well of Foxboro, July 30, 1861. He was com- 
missioned First Lieutenant of Co. F, 18th Reg. Mass. Vols., 
July 26, 1861 ; promoted Captain Oct. 29, 1861 ; participated 
in the Siege of Yorktown, the Peninsular Campaign, and the 
second battle of Bull Run; in this battle, Aug. 30, 1862, he 
was mortally wounded, and died on the field three days later. 
In honor of him the Army Post in Dedham bears his name. 
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. 

(To be continued.) 

By Edna. Frances Calder. 

( Continued from page 27.) 

May, 1804. 
2. Set Butter Nut trees. 

5. Bussy gives J. Lewis 2000 d for 8 acres Hill. E. Wight asks 20 d 
acre his Father's home rocky pasture. 

50 THE AMES DIARY, [April y 

7. Tmeet at So. Parish elect Repv e Eb Fisher. 

8. Still chaffering with Wight on buying his land. 

12. Report Ed Hosklns in post Office Boston robb'd Letters of 

13. All suspect Hoskins theft— he has absconded. 

17. Joseph Howe bid off W m Bullard's place at Auction 2475 d House 
Barn & 12 acres. 

18. This day France degraded by Napoleon, Emperor. 

19. Strange that Carnot seems the only patriot remaining among all 
the garulous Gauls. 

21. Carion Nisias damn'd to eternal infamy. 

22. Went Boston & Charleston Visited the Marine Hospital at- 
tended dressing patients. 

23. Met Dr. Spring at Jos Dean's M 

29. Supplied Minerva, Address to Ed r of Democrat. 

30. Went Roxbury visit Rice foot mortified by nail run in symtoms 
of Trismus. 


9. Joseph Lewis died applo e 

13. Hume in Centinel most insolent Liar ! Which are the worst 
Negro's the working ones of the South or the lying blackguard Seditious 
ones of the North? What is color of the skin, it may cover a gentleman 
but a filthy mouth a poisonous breath a narrow envious soul a seditious 
tongue like the pettifogers of the North is a nuisance to all nations & 

20. Sent 5 Hens to board at Briggs's. 

25. T. G. Breaks up road by my house incommodes us unnecessarily. 

26. Vaccine matter of Dr Draper. 

29. My mother sent for me to notify of her support of L. S. a rival 
Phys n . doubting news of Thorn Weatherby son of Nat drowning him- 
self at Taunton. 

30. Rec' d Letter fr Dr Jeft'ers introd d of L. Spr. Turnpike by my 
house making tor a fortnight plaguing the public misspending the sub- 
scribers money by T.G-ay Jr. obstinate disobliging spoil'd my little horse 
shed— & board fence near. 

Gen Court Boston June 12. On Morton's motion to have electors 
of President appointed by the People in Districts instead of voting at 
large thro' the State Yeas 122. Nays 124. Among those yeas in this 
County we ought to stigmatize 

Wey'm Loud ! 
Medf. Baxter! 
These were against Wrenth Kollock! 

Districts. Frank. Boyd! 

Quincv Black! 
But above all ought a Jabez Upham of Brookfield to be held in 
everlasting horror by free Citizens, he is justly stiled the Bear of 


3. Mrs. Williamson died at Major Newel's. 

4. 28 th year fr. Decl' of Independence completed. 
8. Montagu pr'in Church first time this year ! 

(Note) Montague preach'd in Dedham Church the only time for 
near a year altho upon condition of preaching every other Sunday thro' 
each year & doing other work of ministry, he holds S. Colburn's Estate 
but only for 15 years. Yet he hath neglected to fulfil his contract with 
the church & forfeited the character of an exemplary clergyman and is a 
stumbling block in the way of the Church & hindrance to its prosperity 
in Dedham however at first he seemed to advance its interest by division 

1902.] THE AMES DIARY, 51 

of the lands into house lots— And now has preached again only thro' fear 
of the effects of his opposition to his flock at Easter meeting in making 
a spurious set of officers strangers to his Ch'h said to belong to Boston 
S. Swet & G. Deblois, Wardens &c: when he had refused to act at 
Moderator left the meeting and allowed the members to appoint their 
own Wardens & Vestry without him— and then brought out Rich'd 
Green & 3 or 4 others from Boston to bully us out of the Church on 2 d 
July at our adjournment of Easter meeting. As he must justly appre- 
hend the effects of his bad conduct must issue in a complaint of his flock 
to the Bishop for his removal. 

11. Pater obiit 1761. Alex r . Hamilton kill'd in a Duel with Aa' 
Burr Y. P. 

12. Went Tiot & Clapboardtrees. 

12. Innoculated Apples, Russets next meadow run very well, for 
experiment only. 

13. Napoleone I Emperor of France! 

22. Ridiculous parade at death of Alex r Hamilton Champion of the 

25. H. G. Otis Spkr of H. Rep. Oration in praise of duelling! ! 

31. Ld. hay in Fowl meadow burnt by lightning oxen kill'd, & 
Barn in Brooklyn burnt same 31 st by lightning And another flash struck 
a cover'd waggon in Fowl meadow in which were men one of whom had 
his hat tore to rags & thought dead, but recover'd his Companions in 
the waggon not hurt. 

The Champion of the Essex Junto kill'd in a Duel at N.Y. by the 
the Vice President makes the main subject of conversation. 

But Bonaparte made Emperor of France without any stipulation 
for Rights of Citizens is of more importance! The abject condition of 
the French after such high toned pretentions to Liberty strikes the 
world with astonishment. 

(Note) Cold still more than ever I remember, and at Bridgewater 
so hard a frost as to kill vines & hurt corn. At Mansfield Ice on the 
tubs of water as thick as window glass ! 

2. Carnot a man. Carion Nisias a French sycophant ! 

6. Bud Early Ann & other good peaches— all Early Ann near the 
Rocks or Grape Vines— other Rare Ripes in Garden Label No. 1 

7. Bud Melicotoon red one side from Capt. Allen's near Stow's. D. 
Baker says big as Goose egg & excellent. Label No. 2. 

9. Bud Apricots on peach stocks. Label No. 3. 
May Duke Cherries Label No. 1. 
Early Admirable Cherries Label No. 2. 
Apples Russet N. W. hill & hill W. of Meadow. 
11. Bud Russ Apples Bon Chretien d'hyver Pears. 
21. Profusion of Fruit this year. 

26. Sundry Peaches ripe. 

29. Went Milton. Commenc* 

(Note) Coldest summer past ever known— but now grows hot ! 1 & 
2 d Sept r hot dry & so continues to 11 th then afternoon begins a N. E. 
Storm of days continuance. 

2. Montague open Church 2 d Sunday for year past! 
9. Montague. 3 d Sunday this year he opened church, too hot to 

16. Went Ch'h P. M. Montague 4 th Sunday 
19. C* Martial on C. Brazer here. 

29. Com ee on wid Road hearing. 

30. Mr. Blackburn pr at Church. 

52 THE AMES DIARY. [April, 

9. Terrible tornado here. 

10. Much havoc of lives & property by tornado yesterday. 
14. Mr. Blackburn pr at Church. 

17. Great preparation for Electors. 
21. No. pr, at Church. 

28. M. pr at Ch'h. Jab' Chickering made the responses. 


5. Town meetings thro' State for Electors of Presid* &c. 
Enoch Harris & Dan 1 Baker reptiles. 

8. Jack Battis hang d . town crowded. 

13. The People out general General Ticket. 

14. N. Noyes came to work p d him 4. 4 

18. No church pr. 

20. Dedham & Roxbury Votes for Electors rejected by G. Court. 
Vote at Dedham for Electors 
Repub. Fed 

204 55 

S 198 54 

General Ticket plan'd by Mass ts Federalist defeats them. 
Electors prove perfect Republican. So in New Hampshire & all the 
States, except Connecticut & Delaware! ! And great majority of Repub' 
Representatives to next Congress. 


3. Bacon Died 

4. Jesse Richards squatted a Shop on Church land near Church. 

6. Bishop Parker died 

8. Receive Militia complaint 

Tiptoe Feds grin but cannot bite. 
Judd's defence in this day's Democrat excellent. 
10. Militia Compl ts 5 Eb Bird. 
16. No pr at Ch'h. 

20. Montague plundering Church wood. Deliv'd Ch'h Com ee Votes 
attested and trying to waste young Wood by selling Hoop poles to Thad 

23. Henry Stevman of Steinheicker in Hanover & Burgomaster 
there call'd for relief as a Mason— Appears a Gentleman. 

25. Christmas. Dedham Church shut up 

26. A Spaniard in Gaol larceny died, Inquest, buried. 

(Note) Montagu treats his Church members most cavalierly nay 
with utmost contempt: Alienates S. Colburn's Donation to Dedham 
Church without ceremony— besides several pieces to Fisher Ames 1 to 
W m How S. Swett &c : now Novemb 1 " he persuaded Solo n Briggs to 
yield his assignment of Jos Richards 1 s Lease and take a new one for 999 
years from time at J cent Rent but took Bond from Briggs to pay him 
pr. & int. Nov. 26. Montagu gives Capt. Pond form of Receipt for 40 do1 
for wall between him & Colburn wood lot now belonging to Church & 
solicits Pond to pay him the 40 do1 1 told Pond the Church would require 
him to buy the wall again if he did pretend to buy it of Montagu ! M is 
a desperate villain— And since in 1805 he is wrigling and insinuating to 
grasp all power & prosperity of Ch'h and to persuade the members to 
consent to Church Wardens from Boston or other foreigners at Easter 
to be made under pretext of their suing Sam Richards for legacies to 

(Note) Dec: 20 Wm Montagu saddled on Dedham Church I hear 
is this day selling wood he had of Swett on land in Canton which Mon- 




tagu has got for a pretended exchange of the mill creek lot of Sam 
Colburn given by his will to Dedham Church. Said Montague assuming 
the sole management of Donations to the sd Church & alienating con- 
trary to law & the Votes of the members of said Church, for on the 2 d 
day of July last at an adjournment of the Easter meeting when no 
officers for the current year had been chosen Montagu being present 
Voluntarily yielded the chair of Moderator & withdrew from the 
meeting before any business was transacted or meeting discon- 
tinued: whereupon N". Ames being chosen Moderator the meeting 
Eroceeded to choose the usual Officers & transact other necessary 
usiness & then disolv'd the Easter meeting & dispers'd— Yet neverthe- 
less Montagu with Parson Gardner, Richard Green, Sam 1 Swett all of 
Boston with Tim Richards & Simon Ferry afterwards on the same day 

as it is reported, entered the Church & chose Sam 1 Swett & Deblois 

both of Boston as Wardens with a vestry of like foreigners a super- 
numerary and spurious set of officers & on the same day made the 
pretended exchange above named of Mill creek Church lot for a swamp 
of Swett's in Canton. I since find on examining Reg Deeds Office that 
the pretended lease from Dedham Church to Sam Swett of Mill Creek 
lot is dated 1 st May 1804 sign'd by Mr Montague Rector George Deblois 
& Sam Swett as Wardens, George Clarke Abel Alleyne Timothy 
Richards as Vestry consummate Villany. 

(To be continued.) 


By Mrs. A. M. Pickford. 
( Continued from page 31.) 

Children of William 3 and Sarah (Buckminster) 
Chandler : — 

20. Josiah 4 , b. Dec. 28, 1583 ; m. Sarah Ingalls. 

21. Philemon 4 , b. May 15, 1690 ; m. Elizabeth Rogers. 

22. Sarah 4 , b. March 13, 1693 ; m. John Dane. 

23. Zechariah 4 , b. May 1, 1695 ; m. Margaret Bishop. 

21. Philimon*, b. May 15, 1690; m. Elizabeth Rogers 
of Andover. She d. Sept. 7, 1775, aged 80 years, 1 mo. He 
was a blacksmith. In his will of July 3, 1759, he said : " I 
Philimon Chandler of Andover . . . give my wife Eliza- 
beth . . . my Bible for her sole use. The inventory of his 
estate taken Sept. 23,1760 amounted to ,£319.6.8. Children : 


Fhilimon 5 , b. Oct. 27, 1717 ; m. 1st Ketura How, Nov. 26, 
1739. She d. June 30, 1786, aged 69. He m. 2dly 
Hannah, widow of Job Foster. He d. Dec. 18, 1798, 
aged 81. 

Elizabeth 5 , b. June 30, 1719 ; d. Feb. 21, 1721. 

Elizabeth 5 , b. July 18, 1721 ; m. Mr. Wright. 

William 5 , b. April 28, ]723 ; m. 1st Mary Ballard, June 7, 
1744. She d. in Andover June 17, 1750, aged 25 years. 
He m. 2dly Rebecca Lovejoy, who d. June 8, 1814, aged 
89 1-2 years. He d. June 29,1800, aged 77, in Andover. 

Abigail 5 , b. March 7,1725 ; m. Ezra Kendall, of Tewksbury. 

Isaac 5 , b. Sept. 24, 1727 ; d. Feb. 18,1745, in his 19th year, 
at Louisburg, " with sickness," in the King's service. 

Phebe 5 , b. July 3, 1729 ; m. Joseph Martin, Jr., of Andover, 
Jan. 13, 1756. 

Zachariah 5 , b. May 23, 1731; d. April 25, 1750, in his 
18th year. 

Jacob 5 , b. May 23, 1731 • d. July 3, 1756. 

Mary 5 , b. Jan. 15, 1736; d. Aug. 1, 1738. 

22. Sarah 4 , b. March 13, 1693; m. John Dane, Nov. 
15, 1713. He d. Jan. 10, 1763, aged 71, in Andover. She 
died June 17, 1747, in her 55th year. Children: — 

Sarah 5 , b. Nov. 9, 1714, at Andover. 

John 5 , b. Nov. 29, 1716 ; d. June 1801, aged 85. He was 
deacon of the church at South Andover ; m. Elizabeth 
Chandler, May 29, 1734. 

Hannah 5 , b. Dec. 17, 1718. 

Phebe 5 , b. May 21, 1721 ; d. Sept. 27, 1728. 

Joseph 5 , b. Aug. 16, 1723 ; d. Sept. 1807, aged 84. 

Francis 5 , b. Dec. 21, 1725 ; d. with sickness in the King's 
service at Louisburg, Nov. 12, 1745, in his 20th year. 

William 5 , b. March 15, 1728. 

Mary 5 , b. April 27, 1731 ; m. Mr. Chickering. 

Daniel 5 , b. Nov. 10, 1735 ; m. Prudence Phelps in Francis- 
town, N. H. 

23. Zechariah 4 , b. May 1, 1695 ; m - Margaret Bishop 
of Roxbury. Inventory of his estate, July 14, 1752, 


,£280:0:0; ,£834:3:3; Funeral expenses £"5:5:0. He 
lived in West Roxbury on the north side of the Dedham 
road. March 3, 1717, he was chosen "Sealer of Leather." 
" Boston, Nov. n, 1740. Reed of Mr. Zachariah Chandler, 
one hundred and ten pounds, in full for a Negro Boy Sold 
and delivered him, for my master John Jones. William 
Merchant, Junr." £"110. Children: — 

Thomas 5 , b. at Roxbury, Dec. 7, 1716 ; m. Hannah Goffe 
of Bedford, N. H. She d. Dec. 14, 1819, aged 96, leav- 
ing 8 children, 63 grandchildren, 113 great grand- 
children, and one of the fifth generation. He was select- 
man of Bedford, chosen at the first town meeting; d. 
Nov. 2, 1752, aged 36. She m. 2dly Capt. Andrew 
Bradford, for his second wife. 

Margaret 5 , b. at Roxbury, Jan. 4, 1718 ; d. Jan. 9, 1725, 
aged 7 years. 

Sarah 5 , b. at Roxbury, Jan. 22, 1720; d. Jan. 7, 1725, aged 
5 years. 

Mary 5 , b. at Roxbury, March 20,1724; m. March 12, 1745, 
in Dorchester, John Lowder; d. Dec. 10, 1792. 

Zachariah 5 , b. at Roxbury, Oct. 24, 1727 : d. Jan. 19, 

M4RGARET 5 ,bapt. April 15,1730 ; m. Thos. Hake.of Boston. 

William 5 , b. Nov. 2, 1731(F). "1 William Chandler a 
minor aged about 18 years, son of Zachariah Chandler 
of Roxbury, have made choice of and named Ebenezer 
Pierpont of Roxbury, as my guardian. May 30, 1749." 

Hannah 5 . 

Abigail 5 . 

Zachariah 5 ; "Boston March 23, 1766, Rich d Ward of 
Cambridge, to be Guardian to Zachariah Chandler, a 
minor above 14, son of Zachariah Chandler, late of Rox- 
bury, Cordwainer." 

20 « Josiah 4 (William*, William*, William 1 ), was 
born December 28, 1683, an d married Sarah Ingalls of 
Andover, Feb. 27, 1707. She died Feb. 13, 1754, of a fever, 
aged 69. She was admitted "to ye" full Communion with 


the Church in South Andover, June 17, 1713, and he 
Sept. 30, 1716. He was field driver in Andover in 1716. 
He died Aug. 12, 1752, in Andover, in his 69th year. The 
following is a copy of his will : — 

wjL-kltem I give to my well beloved Wife Sarah Chandler the usse 
of my household Stuff or goods so much as she shall stand in need of 
during the time she remaining my widow, my said wife accepting the 
same, with what I have hereafter Willed my Executor hereafter named 
to do for her In Liew of her right of Dowry in my Estate and not 

Item I give to my Son Benja Chandler a Sum of Forty pounds 
in bills of credit of the old Tenor according to the present value of 
[ ] or equivalent thereto in any other payable Specie To be paid 
him in the Space of two years after my decease By my Executor 
hereafter named, which sum, with what he hath already had, is all ye 
portion I intend him out of my estate — Item I give to my Son Josiah 
Chandler the sum of Forty Pounds in bills of credit of the old Tenor, 
according to the present value or its equivalent thereto in any 
other passable Specie to be paid him in the Space of three years after 
my Decease by my execut 1 hereafter named, which Sum with what 
I have already given him is all the Portion I intend him out of my 

Item I give to my Son Samuel Chandler y e Sum of twenty 
Shillings . . . to be paid him in the space of twelve months after 
my decease . . . which sum with a Liberal Education which I 
have Given him at the University in Cambridge is all the portion I 
intend him out of my Estate ... I give to my daughter Sarah 
Chandler y e sum of one hundred pounds . . . the said sum to be 
paid, and alsow delivered To her at Marriage, or if she do not marry 
in the Space of three years after my Decease ... To my Son 
Abijah Chandler the Sum of three hundred pounds . . . the said 
sum to be paid at my Decease . . . my sd Son having been helpful 
to me in the management of my affairs for several years Since he 
came of age ... To my Son David Chandler who for several 
years has been in my service, at all times acquitting himself faithfully 
and in Confidence of his being a Comfort to me In my old age, and 
in Consideration of what I have Willed him to do for my beloved 
wife and my other children . . . all my Land and Buildings of 
Every denomination whatsoever that I have in the Township of 
Andover aforesaid also all my Stock of brute Creatures of what name 
or Denomination Soever, also all my utensils or Tackling for carrying 
on of husbandry Business Also all my money or Bills of credit And 
Bonds or Notes of hand, Also all my Just Dues on book of Accounts 
. . . I give to my son Daniel Chandler y e sum of one hundred 
and twenty pounds ... at my Decease. Item I Will that my 


wife aforesaid shall have y e use & Improvement of the west halfe of 
my dwelling house, and so much Cellar room as she shall have Occa- 
sion for, not excluding my son David the one halfe or more if my 
said wife shall not stand in need of the same during the time she 
abides my widow. Item I Will that my Executor hereafter named 
shall provide my aforesaid wife the Necesary Comforts of life Vizt 
Eight bushels of Indian Corn four bushels of rye. One hundred 
weight of good pork & sixty weight of beef and four barrels of cyder 
and two bushels of meal yearly during the time she remains my 
widow. Also Salt necessary for her use & sauce both Summer and 
Winter. Also a good Cow well kept Summer & Winter Also fire 
wood ready cutt at the Door, Also clothing what she shall have need 
of for her own use and Also Physick & proper attendance in case of 
sickness. Also a good serviceable horse & horseman to Carry her to 
meeting or else where of she shall have occasion During the Time she 
remains my widow, and the abovesaid to be at her own Dispose. 

Item It is my Will that my Wearing apparil be equally divided 
between all my children after my decease. Lastly I Do hereby Con- 
stitute my son David Chandler the only Sole Executor of this my last 
Will and Testament . . . eighteenth Day of February Anno 
Domini one thoufand seven hundred & forty Eight nine . . . 

Josiah Chandler. 

Nicho: Holt J r 

Asa Abbot 

William Chandler. 

(Essex Probate, 331 : 26-28.) 

(To be continued.) 


By William R. Mann. 

( Continued from page 25.) 

Married by the Rev. L. R. Eastman. 

July 4, 1839. Theophilus C. Harris, of Stoughton, to Miss 
Mary Belcher, of Sharon. 

July 11, 1839. Mr. Stephen L. Boyden of Foxboro. to Miss 
Emeline Hodges of Sharon. 

July 28, 1839. Mr. Hiram Jones of Canton, to Miss Lucy L. 
White of Sharon. 


Married in Sharon by Rev d Franklin Fisk 
March 25, 1841. Mr. Enoch Hollis of Randolph and Miss 
Louisa Belcher of Sharon. 

May 16, 1841. In the town of Stoughton Mr. Luther South- 
worth of Stoughton and Miss Sarah Ann Richards of Sharon. 

Married by Rev. George N. Waitt 

April 20, 1840, Mr. Shadrach Thomas, to Miss. Harriet Smith 
both of Sharon 

Sept. 27. 1840. Mr. David L. Cowell, of Milton, to Miss 
Hannah Gay, of Sharon. 

October 11. 1840, Mr. Albert G. Hixon to Miss Eliza P. Bil- 
lings both of Sharon. 

April 25, 1841. Mr. Lyman Drake, of Sharon, to Miss Mary 
Ann Hayward, of N. Bridgewater. 

Married in Sharon Nov. 14 1841 by Rev. Edward G. Sears Mr. 
Elijah Estey and Miss Harriet E. Hixon both of Sharon. 

Married in Sharon bv Rev. L. R. Eastman Oct. 6, 1841 Mr. Ben- 
jamin F. Harlow to Miss Maria Ann Dunbar both of Sharon. 

Octo. 11. 1841 Mr. Ziba Monk to Miss Eunice Hewins both of 

Octo 31. 1841. Mr. Nathaniel Leonard, Jr. to Miss Hannah 
Thompson both of Sharon. 

Dec. 27. 1841. Mr Albert Johnson of Sharon to Miss Matilda 
Buckman of Hanover N. H. 

April 17. 1842. Mr. Joel P. Hewins to Miss Sarah Jane Dun- 
bar both of Sharon. 

April 27. 1842. Dea. Lemuel N. Fuller, to Miss Louisa A. Bal- 
com both of Sharon. 

This may certify that Mr Warren Talbot and Miss Hannah 
Holmes both of Sharon were duly joined in marriage by me this day. 
Stoughton Dec. 18. 1842. Massina B. Ballou 

Minister of the Parish in Stoughton. 

Married in Sharon, by Rev. L. R. Phillips Dec. 25 1842. Doct. 
John Hoyt of Natick to Miss Emeline Billings of Sharon. 

January 1, 1843. Mr. Moses Sweetser Jr of South Reading to 
Miss Sarah Ann Bacon of Sharon. 

This will certffy that Mr. Daniel W. Brown and Statira G. C. 
Morey. were duly joined in marriage by the subscriber this day May. 
7, 1843. Massina B. Ballou Minister of the Parish in Stoughton. 


Married by the Rev. Edward G. Sears at Sharon May 12 1842 
Mr Timothy Smith to Miss Emily Hamilton both of Franklin. 

August 30. 1842. Mr. Samuel B. Richards of Baltimore Md. to 
Miss Susan M. Talbot of Sharon. 

Nov. 8. 1842. Mr. William M. Tilden of Marshfield to Miss 
Emily J. Clapp of Sharon. 

March 14 1843. Mr. Ira W. Richards of Canton to Miss. Mary 
A. Bullard. of Sharon. 

I hereby certify that Mr. Solomon Talbot and Miss Emily E. 
Hawes both of Sharon were legally married by me this 26th day of 
Nov. 1843. Benjamin Huntoon. 

Canton January 14. 1844 Married this day. Mr. Daniel John- 
son and Mrs. Sophia M. Johnson, both of Sharon. 

Benjamin Huntoon. 

I hereby certify that the bands of matrimony between Warren 
Gay and Miss Olive Hewins was solemnized by me. on the 21 of 
June 1843. Elijah Hewins Justice of the Peace. 

Marriages by Rev. L. R. Phillips from April 1843. to April 7 1844. 

May. 31. 1843 Mr. Luther Clapp to Miss Keziah Estey both of 

June 6. 1843. Mr. George R. Mann to Miss Laura C. Johnson 
both of Sharon. 

Dec. 24. 1843. Mr. George W. Johnson of Roxbury to Miss 
Mary Hewins of Sharon. 

Feb. 29, 1844, Mr. Willard Richards of Sharon to Mrs. Sylvia 
L. Wright of Boston. 

January 1 1844. Mr. Charles Winship of Dover N. H. to Miss 
Adeliza A. Johnson of Sharon. 

April 7. 1844 Mr. Nathan Cobb to Mifs Hannah C. Morey. 
both of Sharon. 

L. R. Phillips Minister of the Gospel and 
Pastor of Church in Sharon. 

Married April 22, 1844, in Sharon by George W. Patch of 
Sharon Pastor of the Baptist Church, Mr Jonathan Whitney of Mil- 
ford to Miss Maria Morse of Sharon. 

I hereby certify that Bradford Baker and Miss Florinda Jones 
both of Sharon, were lawfully married by me on the 30 of June 1844. 
Charles W. Millen Pastor of 1 st Universal Society Foxboro. 


James G. McMaron and Rachel M. Foster, of Easton. May 5, 1844 
Benjamin Rhoades, Jr. and Ann M. Holmes, widow. May 28 1844 
Earl Gannett, of Sharon and Susan Gay. Canton. June 24, 1844 
Eben H. Blackman. widower and Abigail A. Morrill. July 16, 1844 
William W. Cowell, of Wrentham and Abby E. Gould. Septem- 
ber 22 1844. 

Charles Hewins. and Lucy Drake. October 31. 1844 
Edward Willis widower of Easton and Hannah Hewins. Nov- 
ember 24 1844 

Elijah W. Monk of Stoughton and Rhoda C. Gannett. November 
24, 1844. 

William Ransom and Harriet Withington November 25, 1844 
Rounsville Williams and Harriet E. Gay November 17, 1844 
Sumner C. Palmer of Foxboro and Abigail Howard December 
6. 1844 

Charles Hixson. and Sarah E. Morse April 28, 1845 
Gilbert Bradford Leonard of Easton and Elizabeth Frazier 
Bryant May 30. 1845 

Champion W. Clark Phila. Pa. and Nancy E. Talbot. August 
28, 1845 

William B. King of Mansfield and Angeline Howard. November 
27, 1845 

Jesse Pierce, and Mary Jane A-ustin. November 4 1845 
Philip Welch and Mary Jane Hollis. January 26, 1846 
Edwin W. Clark Foxboro and Maria E. Fisher December 
23, 1845. 

George Bliss, wid. Wrentham and Sarah B. Smith. Novem. 
27, 1845 

Warren Capen. wid r and Abigail Estey April 28. 1846 
Stephen Monk, Stoughton and Fidelia Smith April 28, 1846 
James Linfest. of Boston and Mary Gay. April 24, 1846 
Charles Stevens and Abigail Gay. September 13. 1846 
Emery N. Smith and Lois T. Wiswall October 8, 1846 
Jonathan Snow, widower Bridgewater and Harriet Davis Dec- 
ember 28, 1846. 

Addison H. Johnson, and Edner F. Johnson. May 20. 1846. 

Jesse Gay and Fannie Estey. September 16. 1846 

Asahel Dean, Foxboro and Lucy Hodges November 19. 1846 


Phineas Howard Baker, and Cynthia S. Carpenter. May 9. 1847. 

Benjamin V. Leach, Braintree and Lucy E. Fisher. Septem 1. 

Obediah Brintnell, Mansfield and Adriannah Smith. November 
25, 1847. 

Otis Dean and Augusta Dunbar. January 4. 1848 

William P. Holbrook, wid r Braintree and Fanny E. Richards. 
January 2. 1848 

Cyrus Littlefield, Stoughton, and Sarah F. Hixson. September 
14. 1847 

Benjamin Bullard, widower and Maria Leonard. September 5. 

Nathaniel N. Sumner, Dedham. and Mary E. Gay. September 5. 

Sidney Perkins, wid. N. Bridgewater. and Eliza Gay. September 
24. 1848 

Samuel Gouch, Milton, and Elizabeth Dickerman, Dedham. 
October 10. 1848 

Henry W. Ballou, Newburyport and Martha L. Mears. November 

28 1848. 

Edwin Richards, and Mary Howard Johnson. December 11. 1848 

Charles Estey. and Hannah Gould. January 4. 1849 

George F. Howard, and Lavina Wyman. of Easton January 21. 


Asahel S. Drake, wid r and Mary E. Johnson. November 6. 1848 
Charles Jones, Jr. Stoughton. and Louisa Tolman. November 19. 


Peter Post, and Eliza Morse. Foxboro. November 23. 1848. 
Jesse Holmes. Stoughton and Amelia S. Cobb. May 17. 1849 
William R. Mann, and Mary Hewins. June 7. 1849. 
Elbridge Clapp. and Martha Hewins. September 6. 1849 
George W. Spaulding and Sarah Jane Tolman, December 24.1849 
Elpalet L. Cushing, Hingham, and Julia A. Johnson. November 

29 1849 

Alonzo Curtis, Westminster and Mary B. Lothrop. January 2. 

John D. P. Emery, and Susan H. Morey. December 25. 1849 

Emmons Leonard, Franklin and Henrietta Dunbar. March 14. 

Gideon F. Fales, Stoughton and Sophia A. Smith. March 28. 

Ziba Monk, wid r and Matilda Patch of Eastport. Me. June 19. 


Brensley C. Snell, W. Bridgewater and Mary C. Low, Canton. 
Septem 9 1850 

Chester E. Morse, and Lucy Ida Bullard. November 17. 1850 

Calvin Turner, widower and Eleanor R. Miller widow New York. 
Nov. 24. 1850 

William R. Hitchcock, and Adelaide B. Holmes at Providence 
R. I. Dec 13. 1850 

Martin Gay, Stoughton and Mary D. Smith March 5 1851 

Silas Gay. widower Stoughton, and Elizabeth Smith. March 

Willard L. Johnson, and Philena Shaw, Chesterville Me. May 3. 

Howard E. Dupee. Medway, and Betsey A. E. Eddy Raynham 
May. 21. 1851 

John C. Standish (2 m) Wrentham and Lucy F. Edson E Bridge- 
water June 12. 1851 

Thomas F. Thompson, Strong Me. and Caroline A. Kehr, Boston, 
August 2 1851 

Allen E. Weld, Lebanon N. H. and Elizabeth H. Morse. Canton. 
Octo. 15. 1851 

Jeremy Drake, (3 m) Boston and Louisa Kent. Bristol Me. July 
14. 1851 

Calvin Smith, Stoughton, and Sally Smith Easton. (both 2 m) 

Septem 20. 1851. 

Samuel D. Hitchcock, Strong Me. and Dulcenia D. Capen. 

August 18. 1852 

George A. Carpenter, Foxboro, and Sarah E. Drake. November 

25. 1852 

George Richards, and Sarah A. Bullard. November 25. 1852 
Benjamin P. Dickerman, Bristol R. I. and Ann E. Fiske. Febru- 
ary 20. 1853 

Edward G. Kinsley. Canton and Eunice F. Porter. Stoughton. 

March 30 1853 

Rev. Albert Perry, Stoughton, and Sarah E. Mills Boston. May 

12. 1853 

George N. Richards, and Mary Greenleaf, Stark Me. July 25.1853 
Joseph Wiswall Jr. and Elizabeth Briggs, both of Canton May 

10. 1853 

John H. Smith, and Maria R. Smith, both of Walpole. July 1. 1853 
William Savage. (2nd m.) and Clarissa Estey. Septem. 28 1853 
R. Cecil Barrett, and Catherine H. Fuller. October 20. 1853 


Francis A. Thomas, Plymouth, and Mary Jane Bullard. October 

23. 1853 

William C. Mills, and Sarah E. Mann. Nov. 1. 1853 
Nathaniel Shepherd, Dedham and Sarah Lothrop November 3. 

Silas Davenport, and Josephine Smith. November 22. 1853 
Obed P. Johnson, and Julia A Shepard. April 26. 1854 
Dameon Brown, CaUfornia and Ann M. Holmes July 17. 1854 

Willard N. Deane, Attleboro and Abby A. Richards August 16. 


William F. Smith and Mary Bright. Septem. 24. 1854 

Erving B. Fisher, of Boston and Nancy B. Belcher Foxboro. 

Novem. 30. 1854 

Elbridge M. Phipps, and Mary Frances Bird. Walpole. Decern 

12. 1854 

Seth Gay. and Nancy Augusta Randall. Decern. 10. 1854 
Willard G. Claflin, and Martha A. White. January 26. 1854 
Lyman Hewins (2 d m) and Martha M. Curtis. January 17. 1855 
Joseph Morton and Amanda Shephard. February 4. 1855 
Brainard W. Barrows. Boston, and Sarah W. Talbot. June 6.1855 
John McCabe. and Mary Guvana August 6. 1855 
George W. Talbot, Stoughton and Maria A. Gibbs September 

24. 1855 

Edward F. Hall, and Roxanna Talbot, Novem 18. 1855 
Frederic W. Choate, (2 d m) Beverly, and O. Eleanor Johnson, 

Nov. 24. 1855 

Charles F. Bryant, and Myra A. Monk. January 1. 1856 
William White, Mansfield, and Elizabeth P. Johnson February 4. 


Thomas Twomy, and Mary Lynch. May 3. 1856. 

A. Williams Barden, and Louisa Smith, May 7, 1856. 

Albert L. Felt and Martha A. Davis, May 11, 1856 

Timothy Leary, and Ellen Lynch, Canton. June 1, 1856 

Henry Parks, and Ellen F. Peets June 11. 1856 

James F. Richards, and Harriet W Pettee. September 7. 1856 

Andrew J. Brown, (2d m) Cullod en Ga. and Mary E. Mills 

October 16. 1856. 

Henry B. Fish, and Abbie P. Drake of Foxboro. August 3, 1856 
Daniel L. Fish, Bristol R. I. and Caroline W. Lincoln, Dedham 

August 3, 1856 


Rufus A. Fish, Bristol R. I. and Elizabeth Osburn, Dedham 
Aug. 8 1856 

Amaziah K. Pickering, and Harriet J. Greenleaf, Stark Me 
Octo 26, 1856 

S. Warren Bullard, and Hannah E. Richards September 21, 

Rev. Mylon Merriam. and Hannah Green Warwick, R. I. March 
1, 1854 

Edson Clapp, and Amanda K, Hixson, January 15 1857 

John B. Parks, and Lydia Davenport. April 22. 1857. 


I beg to state that I have received a great many letters from 
readers of the Register regarding the Whiting Family article pub- 
lished in the last two numbers. From these .letters I have gathered 
considerable information, and would like to make a few corrections. 

Volume XII, page 110, it is stated that Nathaniel Whiting, Jr., 
founded Whitinsville. The founder was Paul 5 Whitin, a grandson 
of Nathaniel 3 Whiting, Jr. Paul 5 Whitin's descent was Nathaniel 4 , 
Nathaniel 3 , Jonathan 2 , Nathaniel 1 . 

Paul Whitin was the only son of Nathaniel 4 and Sarah (Draper) 
Whiting. All of of his descendants have dropped the g in the spelling 
of their surname. 

Volume XII, page 114, fourth line should read children in place 
of grandchildren. 

Volume XIII, page 17, I state that Elias 5 Whiting married 
Joanna Bullard. This marriage is given in three different places in 
Medway Biographies by Jameson. Mr. Dwight 7 Whiting writes me as 
follows: — " Elias Whiting's will was dated Sept. 15, 1817, and in ithe 
gives his property to his wife Susannah. She was a daughter of Judge 
Hall of Bellingham or a nearby town.' 7 

This letter also contains the following interesting information : — 
" Hannah 5 Whiting {Joshua*, Jeremiah*, Samuel 11 , Natha7iiel 1 , of 
Dedham) had in her possession between 1845 and 1850, the original 
Whiting Coat of Arms brought over from England by Nathaniel 
Whiting of Dedham." 

1902.] QUEBIES. (55 

" The Coat of Arms was drawn on parchment about 10 inches by 
12 inches in size, and was in an old wooden frame. My father 
{Nathaniel* Whiting of Watertown) said it was a duplicate of one he 
had seen in Boston, Lincolnshire Co., England. It has always been 
said that Nathaniel of Dedham was a cousin of the Rev. Samuel 
Whiting of Lynn, Mass. Two generations ago this relationship was 
a family tradition among the Whitings." 

James F. Magee, Jr. 

119 South Front Street, Phila. 


Allen. — Wanted, correspondence with descendants of Isaac 
Allen, b. March 12, 1736, son of Benjamin. Isaac m. Sarah, dau. of 
Abner French, bapt. Sept. 1, 1728. Her brother was John, and sister 
Elizabeth, and she lived at old Norwich, Conn. Sherman, probably 
an only child, was b. Oct. 24, 1760 ; bapt. Nov. 2, 1760 ; d. April 15, 
1834, at Chelsea, Vt Isaac's brothers and sisters were Mehitable, 
Benjamin, Joseph, Sarah, Hannah, Seth, Edward, Mollie, John and 
Luce. Did any of the Allen Family, in this line, serve in the Revo- 
lutionary War? 

Edward Allen, 

709 Delaware Street, 

Kansas City, Mo. 

Carew. — Who were the parents of the following persons ? 
Sarah, wife of John Dickinson, of Hatfield ; m. 1688 ; d. 1707. 
Hannah, w. of Nathaniel Dickinson ; m. early 1662 ; d. at Hatfield, 

Feb. 23, 1679. 
Elizabeth, w. of Samuel Eldridge (of Cambridge, Mass., Stonington, 

Conn., and Kingston, R. I, ; he d. 1672). 
Mary, w. of Capt. Daniel Eldridge (of Stonington and Kingston); d. 

Sarah, w. of Capt. Samuel Smith ; d. Sept. 11, 1722, aged 62, New 

Abigail Ingraham, w. of Samuel Chesebourgh, of Stonington ; m. in 

1655 or 1656. 


Fergus McDowell, of Stonington, 1695; and who was his wife, and 
who were her parents. 

Abigail, w. of Thomas Mumford, of R. I.; murdered by a slave, May 
20, 1707. 

Rebecca, w. of Timothy Sheldon, Jr.; m. about 1710. 

Lydia, w. of Joseph Smith (b. Aug. 25, 1726) of Farmington, Conn. 

Hezekiah Seymour ; m. Experience Sedgwick (b. at Tyringham, 
Mass., April 18, 1755). 

Desire, w. of Beriah Higgins (b. Sept. 27, 1661); they lived in 
Provincetown, Mass., 1725. 

Wife of Beriah Higgins (b. Sept. 27, 1661.) 

Alice, w. of Philip Kirtland, Brain tree and Lynn, and mother of Su- 
sanna, w. of Benjamin Tompson, the Braintree schoolmaster ; she 
d. July 25, 1693. Her sister, Ann Colly, died at Boston within 
a month "of the same disease" (Braintree records). Full inform- 
ation desired. Susanna was mother of Anna, w. of Thomas 
Carew, parents ot the Carew Family in this country. 

Information about the Carew family will be most thankfully 
received. James Sheldon, Jr., 69 Wall Sreet, New York. 

Regicides. — Who was the "pious woman," mentioned below? 

The following extract is taken from " A History of Three of the 
Judges of King Charles I. Major-General Whalley, Major-General 
Goffe, and Colonel Dixwell : who at the Restoration, 1660, Fled to 
America ; and were secreted and concealed, in Massachusetts and 
Connecticut, for nearly thirty years," by President [Ezra] Stiles [of 
Yale College], printed at Hartford in 1794. 

" Madam Dexter, of Dedham, originally of Boston, whom I saw in 
1793, aged 92, tells me she had formerly been acquainted with a 
pious woman at Dedham, who used often to glory that she had lived 
with, served and ministered to these holy men ; but when asked, would 
never say where it was." (Page 94.) 

Wolcott. — Wanted, the names of the children of Timothy, 
Solomon and Joseph Wolcott, sons of John and Experience Wolcott, 
of Brookneld, Mass. 

Timothy was born in 1749, Solomon in 1753, and Joseph in 1755. 

Information regarding any of these men or their descendants 
will be gratefully received by Mrs. M. G. Boyd, Dedham. 



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Vol. XIII. July, 1902. No. 3. 


By Don Gleason Hill. 

THE earliest Massachusetts towns, in their formation 
and government, very closely resembled the Massa- 
chusetts Bay Colony. They received a grant from the 
Colony, as the Colony received its grant from the Eng- 
lish Crown. The town enlarged itself by the admission 
of members by vote (the corn and the wheat being early 
used in Dedham). At first the full body met for the 
transaction of business, then as the body became too large 
for convenience, much of its power was delegated, as in 
the case of the Colony to the General Court, so in case of 
the town to its seven men who were soon termed select- 
men. The town made its laws, and parcelled out and 
granted its lands to individual members. It laid out its 
ways, provided for its burial grounds, its training fields> 
and also for its public landing places. 

The first business of Dedham at its first recorded 
meeting was the formation of a solemn covenant, which 
all were required to sign ; then it proceeded to the allot- 
ment of its land among the proprietors, and while the 
records here are very full in detail of most of the business 
transacted, certain important things, like the laying out 

There is another old landing place where Common Street is nearest to the 
river, on the westerly side of Motley's Pond. 

The heliotype with this number follows a photograph taken by Jonathan F. 
Guild, on June 20, 1902, from the piazza of the new club house of the Dedham 
Boat Club. 


of its roads, were assumed to be so plainly marked that 
no special record location appeared necessary, for many 
of the land grants situated on both sides of the road 
simply define the road something like this: "the high- 
way two rods broad running through the same." This is 
the case with the oldest streets in the town, such as High 
and East streets ; and the same is true with regard to the 
ancient landing place. No formal laying out exists, but 
as early as 1646 the selectmen by vote, 

doe order & determine that the high waye betwixt Joseph 
Kingsbury & Joshua Fisher Leading down to y e Landing place shall 
lye as it did befor and as it was first layed out by M r Edward Alleyn 
& Abraham Shaw and to y e end that all former grievances may be 
forgotten & future may be p r vented. 

Abraham Shaw died in 1638, and Edward Allyn died 
in 1642. 

Our Supreme Court has recognized the fact that 
landing places have existed and been recognized by law 
from the earliest existence of the State, and are even now 
recognized in the very latest revision of our laws. In 
some towns public landing places exist by immemorial 
usage, and so sacred have they been held, that no au- 
thority has even been given to the towns, or even to the 
County Commissioners, to discontinue them, even when 
such landing places have become of no use ; and our 
courts have held that nothing short of an act of the legis- 
lature can discontinue a public landing place. 

One of our earliest ways is called in the land grants 
as the way from the Keye to the Pond. The Keye was a 
name given to the ford or crossing of Charles River about 
at the present location of the Ames Street bridge. This 
way, as near as it can now be located, extended from the 
Keye (there was then no bridge at that point) along the 
river bank to the landing place, and then turning abruptly 
through the land, for so many years owned by the Bullard 





family, out to the present Ames Street, and very nearly 
along- the present line of Ames Street and Court Street 
to the house of Francis Marsh, and then across his land, 
across Washington Street, between the houses of Mr. 
Charles F. Ivers and Mr. Benjamin P. Williams, across 
Willow Street and the railroad near the present railroad 
crossing north of the ice houses to Wigwam Pond. 

Among the earliest grants made by the Dedham 
Proprietors, about 1636, was one of twelve acres to 
Nicholas Phillips, bounding upon Ezekiel Holliman on 
the East, Lambert Genere on the West, Charles River on 
the North, and the Swamp and the Burying Place on the 
South, "the High Street through the Same." At the 
same time there was granted to Ezekiel Holliman twelve 
acres bounded on the way leading from the Keye to the 
Pond on the East, Nicholas Phillips on the West, upon 
" ye said way wynding towards ye North," and the way 
leading to the burying place on the South, " the High 
Street through the same." 

Nicholas Phillips sold his lot to Rev. John Allin (our 
first minister), August 1, 1639, just as it was granted to 
him. After Mr. Allin's death (1671) it was conveyed to 
Lieut. John Baker, who seems to have owned it in 1704 
and 1705, and until his death on September 15, 1719. 
Ezekiel Holliman very soon conveyed his lot to Joseph 
Kingsbury; and in 1638 Kingsbury conveyed to the Town 
" for a seat for a publique Meeting house" one acre 
bounding North by High Street, and is the lot on which 
the Unitarian Church now stands. 

Ezekiel Holliman, " a man of gifts and piety," was a 
very interesting personage in early colonial history. He 
was one of the founders of Dedham, but only remained 
here for a short period. He early showed a disposition 
to think and act for himself. The Records of the Colony 
of Massachusetts Bay show under date of March 12, 1637-8, 

1902.] OK CHARLES RIVER. 71 

Ezekiel Holliman appearing upon summons because he 
did not frequent the public assemblies, and for seducing 
many, he was referred by the Court to the ministers 
for conviction. And the town records show that in 1636 
fines were imposed upon him for felling "one greate Tim- 
ber tree for clapboards without his own lott," contrary to 
the town order, and also for cutting lesser trees. He was 
also fined for covering his house with clapboards " con- 
trary vnto an order mad in that behalfe" ; but with all his 
independence of character, he seems to have been a gen- 
erous soul, for the very next month the record says- 
" Ezechiell Holliman' is Remitted all his Fynes formdy 
seased in consideration of some moneyes disbursed by 
him for ye benefit of our Towne." 

Holliman removed very early to Rhode Island, where 
he became, with Roger Williams, one of the founders of 
Rhode Island. Although nothing appears upon our 
records with regard to Holliman's theological views, it is 
fair to presume that he was not in sympathy with the 
other Dedham settlers. 

He was one of the founders at Providence of the first 
Baptist Church in America. These men had made a 
study of the scriptures, and had come to the conclusion 
that baptism should be only by immersion, and Holliman 
was the first to administer this ordinance by immersing 
Roger Williams, who thereupon in the same form bap- 
tized the remaining members of that little company. This 
was in March, 1639. 

It is a somewhat curious coincidence that on the date 
of the last recorded mention in the Dedham Records of 
Ezekiel Holliman, when permission was given for him to 
turn over his lotts to John and Joseph Kingsbury, twelve 
new men were admitted as townsmen, including Mr. John 
Allin (the first minister) John Luson, Eleazer Lusher 
and Robert Hinsdall, four of the eight original founders 


of the Dedham Church ; and another interesting fact 
might be mentioned that on the land originally granted 
to this original Baptist and Apostle of freedom of thought 
now stands a Unitarian Church, a Congregational Church, 
an Episcopal Church, the Pillar of Liberty, the stone 
containing the tablet erected by the Commonwealth to 
commemorate the early establishment of a free school ; 
and on this land were located for many years the homes 
of many of the Dedham ministers, and also a school of 
the Sisters of Charity, under the auspices of the Roman 
Catholic Church. 

On April 6, 1638, Joseph Kingsbury and Nicholas 

laye downe each of them to the Towne one p'cell of y e South 
end of thier house Lotts and betwixt the same and the Swampe 
thereby as it is at p r sent set out for the vse of a publike Buriall place 
for y e Towne for euer. 

Joseph Kingsbury seems to have retained the land 
north of High Street during his life, and after his death 
his son Eleazer, with the consent of his brother, Nathaniel 
Kingsbury, conveyed (1694) to Rev. Joseph Belcher (the 
third minister of Dedham Church) four acres bounded 
West by a private highway, North by land of Nathaniel 
Kingsbury, East by another highway leading by Joshua 
Fisher's land down to a landing place, and South by 
country road. This four acres includes the Congrega- 
tional Church lot and a strip in the rear thereof, and the 
front part of the John R. Bullard estate. Rev. Mr. 
Belcher was thus the owner of this lot in 1704-5. 

In 1696 Nathaniel Kingsbury, son of Joseph, conveyed 
to William Bullard his house lot of five acres upon the 
way formerly laid out to the landing place towards the 
South and upon land or house lot of Joshua Fisher 
towards the Southeast and East and upon Charles River 
on all other parts. 

1902.] ON CHARLES RIVER. 73 

On May 2, 1704, Nathaniel Kingsbury conveyed to 
William Bullard two one acre lots, the first abutting- upon 
Joseph Belcher South, upon the highway East, and 
towards the North, upon a private way towards the West, 
the other abutting upon Lieut. John Baker South and 
towards the West, and upon the highway towards the 
North and a private way East. 

The land North of High Street, East of the way from 
the Keye to the Pond at a very early day, became the 
property of Joshua Fisher, whereon was located the first 
Ordinary or tavern, afterwards owned and kept by the 
Elder Dr. Nathaniel Ames (the almanac maker), then 
by his widow, who afterwards married Richard Wood- 
ward, and at the time of the Revolution was known as 
Woodward's Tavern, and is the house in which Hon. 
Fisher Ames was born. The front part of this land is 
now owned by the county, and on it will soon be erected 
the new Registry of Deeds. 

On May 15, 1704, a motion was made to the town by 
several inhabitants to exchange the way leading to the 
landing place by the house of Joshua Fisher by laying 
down said way to the Rev'd Mr. Joseph Belcher, Joshua 
Fisher and William Bullard to them, their heirs and 
assigns forever,provided there be a good and sufficient way 
allowed, granted and set out from High Street by the 
Meeting house through the land of the said Mr. Joseph 
Belcher and Lieut. John Baker, as they abuttle upon each 
other in part and the land of said John Baker and William 
Bullard in part, crossing through the northeast corner of 
said John Baker's orchard to the abovesaid landing place. 
Among other conditions it was provided that those in- 
habitants whose lands are adjoining to those ways do 
agree and consent to the exchange of said way by the 
house of said Joshua Fisher and also agree in the dividing 
the land of the way so laid down among themselves. 


The next year, March 27, 1705, pursuant to the vote 
of May 15, 1704, the parties concerned having agreed, the 
Selectmen laid out a highway from the High Street by 
the Meeting house (First Church) between the land of 
Rev, Joseph Belcher and Lieut. John Baker till it comes 
to a hollow or low place near said Mr. Belcher's Barn, and 
then turns to the left hand and is laid out through the 
North Easterly Corner of s'd Lieut. Baker's Orchard, and 
from thence in to the South westerly corner of William 
Bullard's orchard and along the said orchard till it comes 
to the side hill, and so down upon the side of the hill to 
the landing place in Charles River, and convenient room 
reserved by the said River to turn carts, as the whole is 
marked out. This is easily located, as the present way 
from High Street to the town landing, for many years 
known as Bullard's Landing. The center of the discon- 
tinued way beginning at High Street, opposite Court 
Street, would run on the westerly line of the present 
Ames Street, till it comes to the land of Mrs. Chase, back 
of the John R. Bullard estate, and thence across the fields 
down to the landing place near the stone house, the 
former residence of the late William Bullard. 

It may be of interest to follow the chain of ownership 
of the lands which have been mentioned. 

John Baker died in 1719, leaving a will, and in the 
Probate Office in Suffolk County is the division of his 
estate. After setting off lots to other heirs all the rest 
without description is set to his son, Joseph Baker, who, 
March 18, 1761, conveyed to Samuel Dexter of Boston for 
;£ioo six acres, bounding South by the country road from 
Dedham to Medfield, East and Northeast by a lane lead- 
ing to Charles River, North by the River and West by 
heirs of Thomas Ockington. (See sketch of Samuel Dex- 
ter, Register III., 45.) In 1785 Samuel Dexter conveyed 
to John Sprague, here bounding East and North by lane 

1902.] ON CHARLES RIVER. 75 

leading to and from a landing place on Charles River. 
In the partition of the John Sprague estate in 1798 
the land purchased of Samuel Dexter was set oft to 
Edward Sprague, who conveyed the same in 1798 to 
Samuel Swett, who conveyed the same in 1799 to Esther 
Sprague. She willed the same to Elizabeth D., wife of 
Samuel Swett, in 181 1, and in a subsequent partition of 
the estate, after the death of Mrs. Samuel Swett in 1835, 
the easterly part of this estate, with the buildings, was set 
of! to James L. Swett and Elizabeth, wife of James Green. 
In 1847 it passed from Swett and Green to Stephen H. 
Spaulding, in 1859 from Spaulding to John Duff, who, in 
1865, conveyed the same to Dr. E. P. Burgess, and this 
estate is still in the Burgess family. 

After the death of Rev. Mr. Belcher, his son, Samuel 
Belcher, September, 1727, conveyed to Rev. Samuel 
Dexter (the fourth minister of Dedham Church), the 
four acre lot with the late dwelling-house of Rev. Joseph 
Belcher, bounding South by the Medfield Road, and 
West by road leading to Charles River and on land of 
William Bullard, North by land of William Bullard, and 
East by land of Joshua Fisher. As this lot bounds East 
by Fisher land, it shows that in 1727 the old way to the 
landing place had been discontinued and the land appro- 
priated by the abutting owners, Mr. Belcher the west part, 
Mr. Fisher the east part, and Mr. Bullard the north part. 
And this way ceases thereafter to be mentioned. 

After the death of Rev. Mr. Dexter in 1755, his son, 
Hon. Samuel Dexter, October, 1756, conveyed to Rev. 
Jason Haven (the fifth minister of Dedham Church) the 
same four acres, with same description except bound- 
ing East by Nathaniel Ames, who had succeeded Joshua 
Fisher. (An interesting account of the change in owner, 
ship from the Fisher Family to Dr. Ames may be found 
in the September number, 1897, of the New England, 


Magazine, by Dr. Azel Ames.) After the death of Rev. 
Mr. Haven, the title passed to his son, Samuel Haven, 
who, in 1819, conveyed to Jesse Wheaton, treasurer of the 
association for building the new meeting-house, the 
present meeting-house lot of the Congregational Church, 
bounding South by High Street, West by the lane lead- 
ing to John Bullard's 200 feet, North and East by Haven's 
remaining land. This was in 1822 conveyed by Wheaton 
to the proprietors of the new meeting-house. In 1827 
Samuel Haven and John Bullard exchanged lands by two 
deeds by which Haven conveyed to Bullard the land 
back of the Church lot, and Bullard to Haven the land 
back of Haven's garden, bounding East by land of the 
heirs of Fisher Ames. In 1842 Samuel Haven conveyed 
to Freeman Fisher his home place of three and a half 
acres, bounding South by High Street, West by land of 
the new meeting-house society and land of John Bullard, 
North by land of Bullard, and East by Island Road 
(Ames Street). Freeman Fisher, in 1854, conveyed the 
same to Francis Fisher, who, in 1855, conveyed the same 
to John Bullard, Jr., the uncle of the late John R. Bullard, 
to whose estate the premises now belong. 

Now, returning to the rear land. After the new way 
to the landing was laid out in 1705, William Bullard, in 
1737, conveyed to his son, Isaac Bullard, his home place, 
ten acres, bounding East by land of heirs of Capt Joshua 
Fisher, East and South-east by land of Rev. Samuel 
Dexter, West by the way leading to Charles River, and 
on all other parts by the river. 

The present Ames Street was not laid out as a town 
way until 1830, and was laid out wholly over Ames land 
for quite a distance back from High Street, the Haven 
fence being the west boundary of this laying-out. The 
west line of Ames Street is without doubt about on the 
centre line of the old original way to the landing place. 


This line produced across High Street strikes west of the 
present centre line of Court Street. From the language 
of some of the earlier deeds it would seem that there may 
have been in the very early days a private way about 
where the present way to the landing is now located, 
though in 1705 no notice is taken of any such way in the 
laying out of the new way at that date. 

As late as 1846 the town granted leave to Abiathar 
Richards to build and occupy an ice house at this landing 
place, and later quite a number of boat houses were 
placed there, and it is pleasant to note that they have 
long since disappeared from the town's landing place. 

It is certainly to be hoped that this ancient land- 
mark, so pleasantly located on Charles River, nearly 
opposite the picturesque buildings of the Dedham Boat 
Club, and between the beautiful estates of Mr. Burgess 
and Mrs. Chase, may hereafter be preserved as one of the 
attractive spots upon the river. It has ceased to be use- 
ful for the purposes for which it was originally set aside 
by the ancient authorities. May it henceforth be preserved 
as one of the ancient spots in our good old town. 


By Lieut. Amasa Guild, 18th Mass. Vols. 

The mule and the army wagon were very much at- 
tached to each other, and in fact were inseparable, for the 
mule, when not hitched by the traces, was tied by the 
halter to the pole of the wagon, on which was placed the 
grain trough from which he was fed. He was a great 
feeder as well as a kicker, for after disposing of the grain 
or hay, he would begin on the trough, the pole of 
the wagon or anything within reach. A teamster in our 


regiment once said, that after giving his mules their feed, 
he threw his blouse on the wagon seat and went off. Re- 
turning shortly after he found his blouse had disappeared, 
and he declared that one of the mules had eaten it, brass 
buttons and all, nobody having been around who would 
have taken it. 

The mule was strong and tough and could stand 
much harder usage than the horse, requiring much less 
care. The army wagon was strongly built, without springs, 
the body of it being painted blue ; and it had a canvas 

Generally there were six mules to a wagon. The 
driver sat in a saddle placed on the nigh pole mule, hold- 
ing one rein which extended to the bit of the nigh front 
mule, which, on account of his intelligence, was selected 
for the purpose. A stiff stick four feet long ran from his 
bit to the bit of the off front mule. Wishing to turn to 
the left the driver gave a steady pull, and to the right a 
series of jerks ; which ever way the nigh front mule turned 
his head, his mate must follow suit, because of the con- 
nection with the stiff stick. 

When the day's march was drawing to a close the 
quartermasters of the different corps and divisions, who 
had charge of the wagon trains, would ride ahead to select 
a suitable place for the teams to go into park for the 
night. Generally an open field on the side of the road 
would be selected, into which all the teams would be 
driven, and the road always left clear so that any move- 
ment of troops in the night should not be blocked. The 
Artillery had the right of way over everything. Infantry 
could march on the side of the road, in the fields or 
through the woods. When the teamsters began to un- 
harness, preparatory to feeding, then would begin 
the braying of the mules, which was most startling and 
outlandish. The boys, on the night before the Fourth of 
July, are not in it, for a hideous noise, with the mule, just 

1902.] IN THE CIVIL WAR. 79 

before feeding time. Solos, duets, and choruses were 
rendered for the benefit of the country round, and the 
grand finale would come to an end only when their noses 
were buried deep in the grain in the feeding troughs- I 
think the noise they made, which could be heard for 
miles, often betrayed to the enemy not only their location, 
but a good estimate of the number of troops thereabouts, 
as much noise, much mules, much mules, much troops. 

When starting on the Wilderness Campaign in May, 
1864, the Army of the Potomac had more than four thou- 
sand wagons and more than twenty thousand horses and 
mules, principally the latter, with the wagon train, not 
including horses for the twelve thousand cavalry, and 
horses for the artillery, ambulances, etc. The wagon, or 
supply train, alone, stretched along in single file and sep- 
arated as teams necessarily would be when moving, it was 
estimated, would extend something like sixty miles. Each 
wagon was marked with the corps badge, division color- 
red for the first, white for the second, blue for the third 
division, and the number of the brigade. 

They were also marked to note the contents ; if am- 
munition, whether artillery or infantry: if forage, whether 
hay or grain ; if rations, whether bread, pork, beans, rice, 
sugar, coffee, or whatever it might be. For fresh meat, 
thousands of beef cattle were driven in herds and slaugh- 
tered as wanted. Empty wagons were never allowed to 
follow the army or stay in camp ; as soon as empty, a 
wagon, with others in like condition, would return to the 
base of supply for a load of precisely the same thing that 
had been taken from it. The feeding of an army, par- 
ticularly after starting on a campaign, was always a serious 
question, as at no time could more than ten days rations 
be taken along in wagons. 

Then there were the wagons for ammunition, both 
Infantry and Artillery. The ambulance, pontoon, tele- 
graph and head quarters trains, the animals of which, 

80 THE AMES DIARY. [July, 

together with the twelve thousand cavalry, all had to be 
shod, requiring a large detail of farriers and helpers, who 
were assigned to the different Brigade and Division 
Headquarters. Few people not in the army realized the 
thousand and one things that had to be done to keep the 
hundred thousand or more troops in condition ; but the 
greater amount of this work came in the care of the 
horses, mules and wagons, on which the army so much 
depended, and without which they were practically 

By Edna Frances Calder. 

(Continued from page 53.) 

January, 1805. 
The raw materials sent annually to Britain from America amount 
to a trifle in comparison of their value after being there manufac- 
tured & return'd here in muslins &c. &c. A british paper says " The 
total value of exports from Britain now to America in one year amount 
to between 8 & 9000.000 pounds sterling, tho' in 1774 they did not exceed 
1,500000 £. The vessels constantly loading for America at Grenock & 
other ports astonish the Britons & raise our importance as customers 
or dupes ! ! ! 

8. Townsend refus'd me the Law. 

9. Polly Fuller buried. 

10. Major Gould buried. Capt. Keed and others measure with 
Gunter's chain on Turnpike from old State House Boston to corner of 
Post office Dedham nigh my house, make it 9 1-2 miles & 35 rods. Old 
Eoad 11 miles So the Turnpike saves about a mile & a half hence to 

16. Gen. Court sit. 

30 Great exertion breaking road. 

Grand sleding all the month untill 27 th then snow falls so plenty as 
blocks the roads. 


15 F. Ames p't'n G. Ct for canal Charles TUver. 

28. Great preparation in Boxbury Charleston &c : to celebrate the 
4 th March next : Kegeneration of U. IS. in Elect of Jefferson. 


4. Bright Day Guns & Bells announce Regeneration of U. S. in 
Jeff's reelection. 

7. Parish Com ee refuse to pay on Montague's order my tax. 
11. Letter to attend County Caucus at State house to-morrow. 
13. 1400 Canisters of Batavia sugar at Auct. at Salem. 

1902.] THE AMES BIAEY. 81 

31 Jefferson's 2d inaugural speech on 4 th in Chronicle of 14 th ex- 
ceeds his former excellence— with keenest castigation of his revilers— 
it is now in all the papers— and the candid would think sufficient to 
stop the mouth of Slander. 

Great Election efforts made for next Monday. One party hold Ja's 
Sullivan & Gen Heath for Gov. &c: the other Strong & Robbins but 
many think Gerry instead of Sullivan would have been most likely to 
succeed, but Gerry refus'd his name to be again bandied. And now it 
appears evident to me we are plunging into the Vortex which has 
always ingulph'd Men & Citizens in all ages and fixed on them yokes 
and rings as swinish multitude and dominion of Pettyfoggers or drove 
them to court Monarchy as a protection against pettifogarchy ! ! ! 
Montague preach in Church 31 st & announc'd he should pr every Sunday 
in future untill further notice. I have mark'd every Sunday past that 
he has preach' d to charge the revenue of Church. 


1. Contest of Republicans & Federalists for Gov. 
Dedh. Sulliv Strong 

198 83 

Boston 1353 2587 

5. Power from Montague of 15 Dec. 1804 to recover Taxes. 

8. Governor votes, ret'd in today Chronl e 3230 Strong majority. 

19. First battle with Britain 30 years past ! 

29. Easter meet'g. People again desert & give all into Montagu's 

Vast alteration between Boston & Country about glutting Gen' 
Court with full quota of Reprv 68 Tipto Feds of Boston & Repubn 3 of 
Country Boston hold previous Meeting & resolve to send 26 instead 
of 7 as heretofore. 


I. Med field choose a Repub Rep' instead of John Baxter. 

6. E. Fisher & J. Endicott rep r Dedham. 

15. John Fisher bo't Pond Swamp at 20 pr. acre. 

20. Mr. Gerry here with Gov. Hull, Troop. 


3. Deliv'd Calvin and Moses Whiting S Men of Dedham 
30 books const 11 ord by G. Court. 

13. People gone to Avery's dam to bre?*k away & broke by his con- 
sent, but notwithstanding water rises longer than usual owing as since 
found, to Medfield people pursuing like operation down as far as Need- 


4. 30 th year of United States begins with great Exhibitions ! 
6. Fields turn red with drought. 

9. No preaching last Sunday. 

II. 41 years past Pater obiit. 

28. Blind organist Shaw begins at Ch'h 

Drought excessive. Vegetation at Savannah & Charlestown S. C. 
vigerous, but here all dry, corn destroyed, fields red. by constant water- 
ing some Cabbages grow. 

Showers last Friday 26 th at Franklin, Sutton &c. none at Worcester, 

From the Hudson to the Merrimac great drought by the Account in 

82 THE AMES DIARY. [July, 

Meadows appear far better than expected where flooded after the 
middle of June they are now hard and dry, & uplands scorch'd & 
turn'd red with long drought— artificial watering might prove profitable 
in such droughts. 

Memo. Quere if on 25 or 26 th inst the T. P. corporat' is charged by 
T. G. J r . for carting gravel from G. Gay's barn cellar ! 


1. Many cattle sent off to Warwick &c : to pasture sent back ! 

3. Blessed rain ! None since 9 th of June. Drought from the Hud- 
son to Merrimac. 

4 Went Ch'h all day 

5. Rev. N. Fisher and Crowningshield marr'd his D r . all at Dedham 

7. Democrat ceas'd before 1 st inst. none rec d since. 

8. Sewers on Ch' river. 

12 Wm. Smith sureties onlv. Tav at Marsh's. 

28. Cool Comm*. 

29. Report our prisoners at Tripoli relieved by a battle. 

30. E. Bingham Rob d & tied to a tree in Roxbury on Turnpike. 


19. Rebecca Farrington died of Typhus fever. 
22 Major Wright Vt. here 

23. Trial. Harris vs Fuller 

Great mortality in Boston X. York & Philadelphia 


7. Militia Compt' 8 for trial today, but no appear. 

9. Discharging gun disturb the [ ] May break windows. 

10. Jem gone training Pond Plain. No Ab Ellis's 

11. Horse Parade. 

31. Thomas Turner of Wheatland Virginia the infamous wretch 
who aim'd to slander the Saviour of our Commonwealth T. Jefferson 
pres* of U. S. 


24. George Gay died about 8 A. M. Mi 33. 

27. G. Gay buried. Fire company precede to Ch'h. Sermon. Dirge 
on Organ. 

28. W ent Milton. An Thanksgiving. Two men dead in a Waggon 
by Gin found ! 


5. Mr. Shepherd of N. Hampton here— gave him q r dollar to send 
me Sampson vs Philistines but he failed and owes me 1—6 

13 F. A. said to be elected President Col. 

17. Rec d Univ 1 Gazette of 5 th from Washington. 

22. Thos Howe died sudden in a fit. 

24. Wid of Oliver Fairbanks died. 

25. Christmas in Dedham Ch'h celebrated. 

26. Judith Allen died 

27. George Gay a Child of Geo. dec d died 

29. Violent wind swept off my front fence left a monument of the 
vengeance of Pettyfogism! thro Judges of S. J. C. 

30. Nancy Gay died at 2 o'clock A. M. 

(To be continued.) 



By Mrs. A. M. Pickford. 
( Continued from page 57.) 

Children of Josiah and Sarah (Ingalls) Chandler: — 

24. Benjamin 5 , b. after July 3, 1707 ; m. Phebe Lakin. 

25. Josiah 5 , b. 1711 ; m. Sarah Parker. 

26. Samuel 5 , b. 1713; Anna Pecker. 

27. Sarah 5 , b. Nov. 1716. 

28. Abijah 5 , b. Mar. 24, 1719 : m. Abigail Tay. 

29. Johnathan 5 , b. Feb. 21, 1722. 

30. David 5 , b. Dec. 15, 1724; m. Mary Ballard. 

31. Daniel 5 , b. Aug. 8, 1727; d. March 27, 1752 of fever. 

32. Sarah 5 , b. May 3, 1736. 

24. Benjamin 5 , b. after July 3, 1707 ; m. in Groton, 
Dec. 22, 1737, Phebe Lakin. He joined the church in 
South Andover, March 31, 1729, by profession of faith, 
and was dismissed to the church in Suncook, N. H., Feb. 
x 9> l 72$- His brother, Rev. Samuel Chandler says in his 
diary, April 13, 1757: "I carried Anna to Salisbury. 
Lodged at Mr. Noyes. I received the News of the Death 
of my brother Benjn who was taken at Oswego, was a 
carpenter, and died on his march to Canada abt 30 miles 
from Qubeck, August Last." Lord Loudon's army, at 
Oswego, surrendered on on the 14th of Aug. 1756, to the 
French. Benjamin Chandler died Aug. 1756, aged 49. 

25. Josiah 5 , b. 171 1 ; m. Sarah Parker. She d. Dec. 
15, 1722. He held the office of corporal in Capt. Benjamin 
Milliken's company of foot, of Bradford, April 18, 1757. 
His brother Rev. Samuel Chandler in his diary says under 
date of Dec. 31, 1745 : " Came to Br Josiah's. The General 
Complaint among Tavern Keepers that have but little 
custom to what is usuall owing to Rum being dear." 


Again, Jan. ist, 1746: "I lodged last night at Brother 
Josiah's at Bradford. He seemed pretty much affected 
at parting. I went over to Father Pecker's. Josiah 
Chandler d. Feb. 16, 1767, aged about 56; buried in 

27. Sarah 5 , b. Nov. 1716. Her brother, Rev.Samuel 
Chandler, wrote in his diary under date of June 6, 1764: 
'' Lodged at Brother Josiah's, dined there, then went over 
the River, went to West Parish to see my Sister Sarah, 
lodged at mother's." 

28. ABijAH 5 ,b. March 24,1719; published Jan. 27,1750 
to Abigail Tay of Woburn. His brother, Rev. Samuel, 
then of York, Maine, said in his diary June 19, 1746: "My 
Brother, Abijah,came out a Soldier and lodged with me." 
He d. in Woburn, May 6,i754,aged 35, buried in Andover. 

29. Jonathan 5 , b. Feb. 21, 1722; d. Oct. 1745, aged 
23, at Louisburg, in the King's service. His brother 
writes : "The first Break in our Family." 

30. David 5 , b. Dec. 15, 1724; m. Mary Bullard, Aug. 
30, 1750; both of Andover. He was captain and died Feb. 
11, 1776, in camp at Cambridge, of small pox in his 52d 
year. She m. 2dly, David Parker of Reading, Nov. 10, 


26. Samuel 5 (Josiatft, William*, William 2 , Wil- 
liam 1 ), was born in Andover in 1713 ; bapt. July 5, 1713. 
He married September 12, 1738, Ann or Anna Pecker of 
Haverhill. She was daughter of Capt. Pecker, was born 
January 3, 1715, and died September 6, 1778, aged 63. 
Samuel Chandler graduated at Harvard College in 1735. 
He was ordained pastor of the Second Church in York, 
Maine, January 1, 1742, and taught school part of the time 
in addition to his ministerial duties. Mr. Chandler left 
York for Gloucester, Mass., arriving there Saturday, Feb. 
23, 1751, and preached the next day. His forenoon sermon 
was from Isa. LV. On November 13, following, he was 


installed as colleague to the Rev. John White, pastor of 
the First Church in Gloucester. The serman was 
preached by Rev. Samuel Phillips of Andover from Luke 
XIV. 21. Rev. Mr. White died Jan. 16, 1763, and Mr. 
Chandler took his place as pastor of the church. " The 
parish agreed to pay him a salary of eighty pounds per 
annum, and to let him have the use of the parish land. 
They also voted to provide him a suitable house, barn and 
garden, in a convenient place." Mr. Chandler owned at 
the time of his death, the gambrel roof house, still stand- 
ing, on the south side of Middle Street, about midway 
between Short and Centre Street. He moved into it 
March 20, 1752. 

"In' 1755, Mr. Chandler, with the unanimous consent of his 
church, went as chaplain in Col. Plaisteds regiment in the expedition 
against Crown Point. He was engaged in the service from Sept. 8 to 
Dec. 28. The next Spring Col. Plaisted came to Gloucester on pur- 
pose to secure his services for the campaign of that year, but 
the I parish would not consent to his going . . . The declining 
days of Mr. Chandler were rendered painful and wearisome by long 
sickness and suffering ; but no bodily infirmity or distress could move 
him to sorrow or repine. 

He was a gentleman of clear apprehension, solid judgment, firm, 
and of a thoughtful, inquisitive temper of mind. These, sanctified 
and improved, fitted him for the high and honorable office he sus- 
tained, and which he discharged with fidelity. As a preacher, he 
delivered the truth as it is in Jesus ; showing in his doctrines incor- 
ruptness, gravity and sound speech, that could not be condemned ; 
exhibiting a bright example of the same in the course and tenor of his 
life. He was blessed with a great degree of wisdom and prudence, 
the happy effects of which have been evident in a variety of instances. 
The welfare of his people and of the church of God lay very near his 
heart. He was a warm friend to his country. In every relation he 
maintained the character of a sincere disciple of his Lord and Master 
the Lord Jesus Christ. Many and various were his trials on his 
passage through life, under which his patience was conspicuous. 
Under the hand of God, in the consumption which closed the scene 


of life, he discovered great submission and resignation to His holy 
will, who was his staff thrugh the valley of the shadow of death, and 
now is (as I trust) his portion forever." 

Tradition confirms all that is here said of Mr. Chandler. His 
domestic life was one of singular infelicity; and the reports concern- 
ing it, not yet passed into oblivion, render it probable that the gentle- 
ness, patience, and resignation that marked his character were 
schooled to a severe exercise in his conjugal and parental relations. 
His wife to whom he was married in 1738, was Anna Pecker of 
Haverhill, who had either a disordered intellect or a perverse heart. 
She annoyed and troubled her husband in unusual ways ; and, in the 
judgment of charity, it may be allowed that reason rather than con- 
science was deficient. Mr. Chandler had a son John, who was a sea- 
faring man, and is said to have caused his father much a'nxiety and 
trouble ; but of his history and end no particulars are preserved. He 
also had a daughter Anna, whose conduct was the source of less 
happiness than sorrow ; but her fralities were buried with her in an 
early grave. She died Feb. 19, 1765, of consumption, aged twenty- 
two. (Babson's History of Gloucester, 327-330.) 

Mr. Chandler died March 16, 1775, in the 63d year of 
his age and the 24th of his ministry in Gloucester. He 
is buried in the old graveyard in Gloucester. Inscrip- 
tion on stone : — 

To the memory of the Rev d 

Samuel Chandler, Pastor of 

The First Church of Gloucester 

who died 

April 16 th , 1775. JE 62. 

The Memory of the Just is Blessed. 

The stone is numbered 542 near Rev. Mr. White, 
North and West part of yard. Mrs. Chandler, after her 
husband's death, opened a small shop in the house where 
she had long resided on Middle Street ; and after keeping 
it a short time, removed out of town. In his will of March 
2, 1775, he said : — 

"I Samuel Chandler of Gloucester ... to my wife her Right of 
Dowry in my estate as though I had left it intestate. To my children 


John, Samuel and Sarah, wife of William Haynes, I give all my real 

estate, viz. my Dwelling House in s d Gloucester, land, &c Of 

my household furniture, I give one Feather bed and bedding to 
Elizabeth, Daughter of my Daughter Anna Dec d to be delivered to 
her at full age, or upon her marriage. The remainder of said furni- 
ture I give equally to my Daughter Sarah and to the s d Elizabeth. I 
also give to s d Elizabeth ,£15 lawful money, 5 to be paid by John, 5 
by Samuel and 5 by my daughter Sarah. I appoint Samuel Whitte- 
more and my son Samuel Chandler to be executors of this my will. 
Approved April 23, 1775. Inventory ,£220 :7 : 2. 

Extracts from diary of Rev, Samuel Chandler : — 

Nov. 20, 1745. I preached Lam. 3. 40 . . . went to Deacon 
Mclntire's. In the night towards the latter part of it, my wife seemed 
to be much affected — panting, heaving and short breathing. I asked 
her " what was the matter ?" severall times, but she made no reply. 
I thought she might be asleep and had not opportunity to inquire 
further till the next Evening, when she told me she was awake but 
could not speak. She had dreamed of her following her father to his 
funerall, and he looked angry upon her which brought to mind her 
undutifulness which was very grevious to her under the views she had 
then, and led her to consider step by step her sinfulness and misery, 
till the Excellency of Christ was presented to her which overcame her 
with love. She says she endevoured to show what she was — the 
worst of herself that she might not be thought a Hypocrite. She has 
distressing fear of the Devil. She has a great sense of her — to be 
saved — much deed s and backw d s to duty Lamented her former life 
and abuse of friends — I gave her my best advice and counsel. 

Dec. 10, 1745. Father Pecker came to see us. 

Jan. 6, 1746. I visited Daniel Jink's wife sick of a Fever — her 
senses something Broken and Shattered. 

July 7, 1746. About 5 o'clock in the morning my wife sent out 

for the women. Brought to bed with a Daughter about 1 1 o'clock 

22. In the morning about 8 o'clock on 2d part our infant Babe 
departed this life. 

March 31, 1762. Attended the family meeting of Elder Warner's 
my wife there, we talked over the affair of having our friends come 
and see us and make a family visit — appointed next Wednesday. 




April 7, 1762. A number friends came to see us on a Special 
visit to converse and hear in order to consider and advice or devise 
what means may be used for redress. . . 

April 11, 1762. My wife so out rageous I confined her. 

April 12, 1762. Confinement continues. 

April 15, 1762. Confinement and calm — an airing once or 
twice a day. 

April 17, 1762. I was at home all day, some try alls. 

April 20, 1762. I rode out with my wife in the morning. 

April 21, 1762. I had Slacked as to confinement — gave more 
liberty ; but to-day upon some old complaint made to a Girl who 
came here, I confined close — Some reflections, short answers — a little 
haughty and imperious. 

May 2, 1762. This morning confined my wife. 

May 4, 1762. Coming home in the Evening some try alls. 

July 21, 1764. I was very much not well but great try alls at 
night went to bed, but was obliged to get out again my wife quite out 
rageous, smiting, pinching, pulling hair &c. 

Nov. 25, 1764. Gt. confusion at home. 

Nov. 29. 1764. Thanksgiving. Much confusion. I ate but little. 
I left the table. 

Dec. 10, 1764. After dinner began confinement. Changed 

(To be continued.) 


Commencing with the minutes from the diary of the Rev d 

Philip Curtis, giving the names of the number 

who have died in the six years past. 

Mehitable Hixson 
Edward Belcher 
Eleazer Puffer 
Hannah Fuller 
& Son Seth. 
William Drake 

By William E. Mann. 


Sarah Stone 
Love Belcher 
Jeremiah Richards 
John Richards 
Elijah Capen. 
Saml Smith 
Josiah Blackman. 

Preserved Belcher 
Samuel Curtis 
Noah Richards 
Wm & Salle Clark 
Thomas Tupper 
Abigail Woodcock 


Th s Coney buried May 17 th . 
Daniel Richards child Hannah buried May 18. 
The widow Blackman was buried April 1 6. 
John Whites child Jonathan was buried Aug. 17 
Nathaniel Woodcock was buried Oct. 19. 
Solomon Leonard. Oct. 20 

January 1 William Tolman's child Mary. 
March 25 Ebenezer Capen's child Susannah 
March 20 Benjamin Estey 
April 29. Samuel Billings' child Levit 
May 1 Mrs Estey 
June 4. Ebenezer Billings' child 
Decern 10 Mat Puffers child 

February 24. Capt Ebenezer Billing's wife died 
March 17, Joshua Johnson's son. 
May 14 John Hixson 
July 23 Ebenezer Hewins 
October 31. John Phillips 


March 7. Mary Belcher was buried 

April 2. Widow Rogers was buried 

April 4 Mrs. Harlow was buried 

April 7 Wm Coney's child Nathan was buried 

April 18 Widow Estey was buried 

May 29. Mrs Curtis died 

This was the first wife of the Rev. Philip Curtis. 


April 26 Mrs Pierce was buried 

April 28 Jacob Estey's negro child was buried. 

April 29. Stephen Hollands Infant child^was buried 
July 19 Samuel Coney's child was buried 
October 17 Job Swift's child Philip was buried 
Novem 18 Job Swift's child Charity was buried 


February. 19. Peletiah's Estey's child 
February 20 Ebenezer Billing's ch 
February 25 Elder Hewins 
March 18 John Whites son Simeon. 
April 13. Wm Whoods child 
April 18 John White's oldest son. 
May 3. Widow Hewins 
May 12 John White's son Levi 
June 6 Mrs Gilbert 
June 8 Wm Tolman's child 
June 29 Massah Gilbert. 
July 5. Mrs Tolman. 
July 18 Ebenezer Capen's son was buried. 

January. 15. Simeon Tupper's child was buried 
May 16 Widow Hawes died. 
May 22 Lieut Holmes wife was buried 
Aug. 20 Sarah Belcher 

Feby. 7 Benjamin Gannett's son Benjamin 
March 7 Two children of the Morses. 
October 13. Mr Jeremiah Belcher's Infant child buried 

January 30 Peletiah Whittemore was buried 
February 1 Solomon Gilbert's child was buried 
June ] 2 Ebenezer Billings do was buried 

October (latter and) Capt Ebenezer Ebenezer Billings was buried. 
December 4. Tim Morse's child was buried. 


February 22 Mrs. Whittemore was buried 

May 7 Josiah Morse's child was buried. 

May 1 2 Ezekiel Pierce's wife was buried 

May 21 Joseph Ingraham child was buried. 

Elizabeth Capen's child Unis was buried 

Ezekiel Pierce. 


April 1. Capt Johnson was buried 


April 6 Widow Warrin was buried 
May 6 Mrs Deberiks was buried 
June 4 Mrs Boyden was buried 
June 28 Elizabeth Capen was buried 
July 25 Mrs Ingraham was buried 
Nov. 28 Mrs. Capen was buried 

March 21 Samuel Avery's child David dyed 
May 12 Solomon Gilbert child Lydia dyed 
May 29 Mr. Noise 
September — Mr Payson 
September 15 James Field 
December 15 Solomon Gilbert child 

January 14. Mr. Hobb's was buried 
March 9 Mr. Harlow's child was buried 
May 25 John Sumner child was buried 
June 2 W m Billings child Oliver was buried 
Septem 4 Ezekiel Pierce child was buried 
Novem 22 Mrs. Whittemore was buried 
Dec. 8 Nat Morse's child was buried 

March — Russ. Frenchman 
April 15 Mr Gilbert 
August. 3 Capt Tolman was buried 
Decern 5. Jeremiah Belcher's child was buried. 

March 25. Philip Withington's child Rebeccah. 
May 9 Zebulon Holmes child 
May 19 Elizabeth Estey was buried. 
May 24 Benjamin Billings wife was buried. 
July 1 Daniel Bacon was buried. 
July 8 Nat Capen's child was buried. 
July 13 Samuel Bird's child 
Aug. 23 William Billings child 
October 15 E. Baker's do. 
Novem 19 Ebenezer Estey's wife 


From the Town Records 
Keziah Morse wife of Josiah Morse died March 27, 1766 
Rebecca Withington dau of Philip and Rebecca March 22 1764 
Micah Allen son of Micah and Catherine May 19, 1766 
Eunice Smith dau. of John and Jermima December 7, 1766 
Stephen Holland died April 28, 1767 
Elizabeth Tolman died August 20 1767 
John Smith November 30 1767 
Patience Swift February 12 1768 

Margaret Payson wife of Ephraim Payson died April 19, 1768 
Anne wife of Ruben Tupper died November 15 1768 
Widow Judith Payson died January 5, 1769 
Widow Elizabeth Randall died Feby 16. 1769 
Widow Sarah Hixson died Novem 4 1769 
Mary. dau. of Samuel and Mary Bird July 12 1764 
Sarah, dau of Samuel and Mary Bird Dec. 7 1770 
Mary dau of Jonathan and Sarah Belcher May 1. 1770 
Catherine, wife of Joseph Hewins Esq. Sept 30 1771 
Sarah wife of Job Swift April 2. 1772 
John Noyce died May 8, 1780 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Randall Dec 2 1771 
Mehetabel, wife of Jacob Estie, June 16. 1770 
Mary wife of Dea Benjamin Sabels Jany 1. 1772 
Deacon Jeremiah Fuller May 13. 1772 
Samuel Randall Nov 25 1772 

Chloe. wife of Nathaniel Cummings died March 16 1773 
Elizabeth, wife of Elijah Capen Jr. May 5. 1773 
Jason, son of John and Mary Everett June 10. 1773 
Mary, wife of John Everett June 18. 1773 
Mehetabel, dau. of John and Mehetable Holmes July 17. 1773 
Damaris, wife of Jacob Hewins August 12, 1773 
Daniel, son of Lemuel and Ruth Fuller August. 24. 1773 
Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Fisher May 31. 1773. 
Mary, dau of Benjamin and Judith Bullard Sept. 7. 1773. 
Joseph, son of Benj. Jr. and Susanna Savel Sept 16. 1773 
Susanna, wife of Benjamin Savel Jr. Sept. 28. 1773. 
Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Susanna Morse Dec. 2 1762 


Luther, son of Nahemiah and Judith Clark Jany. 17. 1774. 

Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Hawse Feby 8. 1774. 

Joseph Everett died Feby 16 1774. 

Issachar, son of John and Mehetable Holmes Dec 2. 1773 

Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Anna Rhoades Oct. 28. 1771. 

Stephen Hawse. April 26. 1774. 

Joseph Hawse. May 5. 1774. 

Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Mary Gannett Feby. 13. 1757. 

Bettee. dau. of Benjamin and Mary Gannett. Jany. 28. 1772 

Aaron Estey died. August 30, 1774. 

Experience, wife of William Bacon, Feby. 21. 1775, in the 84 year of 

her age. 
Matthew, son of Isaac and Hannah Johnson died May 13, 1770. 
Ruth, wife of Lemuel Fuller, April 21, 1775. 
Deacon Benjamin Savel, May 4, 1775. 
Nehemiah Clark, July 12, 1775. 

Sarah, wife of Benjamin Hewins, 50 years, July 13, 1775. 
Mary, wife of Jeremiah Belcher, July 21, 1775. 
Lucy, dau. of Benjamin and Mary Richards, July 26, 1775. 
Mr. Jeremiah Belcher, Aug. 7, 1775. 

Mehetabel, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah Belcher, Aug. 8, 1775. 
Elijah, son of Daniel and Mary Richards, Sept. 20, 1775. 
Edward, son of Daniel Jr. and Anna Richards, Sept. 17, 1775. 
Daniel, son of Daniel Jr. and Anna Richards, Sept. 19, 1775. 
Joseph, son of Daniel Jr. and Anna Richards, Sept. 22, 1775. 
Clifford, son of Clifford and Betty Belcher, Aug. 12, 1775. 
Clifford Belcher died, Aug. 15, 1775. 
Samuel, son of Clifford and Betty Belcher, Aug. 22, 1775. 
Betty, dau. of Clifford and Betty Belcher, Aug. 25, 1775. 
Widow Betty Belcher, Aug. 26, 1775. 
William Bacon, 82 years old, Feb. 11, 1776. 
Lieut. Richard Hixson, Feb. 18, 1776. 
Benjamin Rhoads, March 19, 1776. 

Theodore, son of Jeremiah and Anna Belcher, Aug. 29, 1775. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Coney, Aug. 9, 1775, 
David Bacon, Dec. 6, 1775. 

Lemuel, son of Lemuel and Mary Capen died Aug. 20, 1770. 
Elijah, son of Lemuel and Mary Capen, Aug. 4, 1777. 


Luther, son of Gilead and Deliverance Morse, Aug. 9, 1777. 

Prude, dau. of Benjamin and Mary Richards, July 5, 1778. 

Ruben Tupper died, July 21, 1776. 

Lieut. Jeremiah Gould, April 16, 1779. 

Hannah, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Coney, Oct. 19, 1778. 

Mr. Benjamin White died, Aug. 11, 1779. 

Widow Mary Smith, May 11, 1776. 

Anna, wife of Dea. Samuel Bird, Dec. J 6, 1779. 

Mr. Samuel Estey, Dec. 23, 1779. 

Widow Rebecca Estey, Feb. 18, 1780. 

Deborah, dau. of Philip and Rebecca Withington, Nov. 4, 1776. 

Joseph, son of Philip and Rebecca Withington, Sept. 27, 1778. 

Mary, wife of Mr. Benjamin Gannett, April 7, 1781. 

Mary, wife of Mr. Edward Everet, April 24, 1781. 

Deacon Benjamin Estey, June 9, 1781. 

Sarah, dau. of Jeremiah and Annie Belcher, Feb. 18, 1779. 

Abigail, wife of Dea. Jacob Hewins, June 26, 1781. 

Susanna, wife of Mr. Joshua Whittemore, Sept. 7, 1778. 

Hannah, wife of Mr. Joshua Whittemore, Jan. 29, 1782. 

Capt. Samuel Billings, 91 years, Feb. 26, 1782. 

Mr. Thomas Randall, 83 years, Feb. 6, 1783. 

Sebel, dau. of Enoch and Sarah, April 4, 1784. 

Joseph, son of Dea. Jacob and Damaris Hewins died April 15, 1784. 

William, son of William and Elizabeth Withington, Oct. 21, 1775. 

Sarah, dau. of William and Elizabeth Withington, Oct. 25, 1775. 

Widow Esther Noyce May 22. 1784 

Widow Hannah Hobbs Sept. 3. 1784 

Mary, wife of Daniel Richards 75 years Dec. 3 1784 

William Devereux March 19. 1785 

(To be continued.) 


The following is an extract from the diary of a French 
officer presumed to be that of Baron Cromot du Bourg, 
aide to Count de Rochambeau, taken from an unpublished 
manuscript in the possession of the late C. Fiske Harris, 

1902.] LTD I A FISHER. 95 

of Providence, R. I., translated for the Magazine of 
American History (IV. 205, et seq?>. 

June 14, 1781. I left Boston in the evening for Providence, and 
slept at Dedham, where I found the reinforcement of seven hundred 
men which came by convoy and were on their way to join the army ; 
for want of a bed I settled myself on a chair. 

June 15. I left at four o'clock in the morning for Providence, 
where I arrived at eleven. There found the army encamped as I 
have stated since the eleventh. (Page 293.) 

The soldiers mentioned as being in Dedham, were 
those given in Claude Blanchard's Journal, June 9. 

On the road [Newport to Providence] I met a naval officer, who 
was going to report at Newport, that the Sagittaire, a ship of 50 guns, 
had arrived at Boston, after a passage of 80 days, with the greater 
part of the convoy which we were expecting. (Page 107.) 

The French Army marched from Newport to Provi- 
dence on June 11, thirty miles, there remaining until 
the 20th ; then began their long march to Yorktown, 
where they arrived on October 28. 

A. A. Folsom. 


The following replies to the query in the April 
Register (page 66) have been received as to the identity 
of the "pious woman at Dedham, who used often to 
glory that she had lived with, served and ministered to 
these holy men" (the Regicides): — 

Although we were not present at the conversation which Madam 
Dexter held with the " pious woman at Dedham," yet we have little 
question who it was that " used often to glory " in her acquaintance 
with " these holy men, the Regicides. 

Lydia (Liddia) Fisher, aged 17, a young woman of discretion and 
of good social standing, spent about a year, 1671-2, in old Hadley, as 
a friend and learner in Parson Russell's household, and as a care- 
taker for the Regicides. 


No better arrangement could have been devised. She was 
the daughter of Capt. Daniel Fisher, who was so pronounced a patriot 
that at the time of his death, a few years later, a warrant was out 
for his apprehension and trial in England. Happily he was interested 
in new lands at Deerfield and that neighborhood, and would have 
frequent occasion to look in on his daughter, or to send to her by 
trusty messenger, thus keeping open the communication between the 
exiles and their friends on the seaboard. Indeed it would not be 
strange if their sojourn at Hadley was through his instrumentality. 

Two years after Lydia's return, she married Nathaniel Chickering 
of Dedham. M. B. B. 

Hampton, Va., April, 1902. 

1312 Taylor Street, San Francisco. 
To the Editor of the Register: 

I find in my "Genealogical Notes" the following entry: "Daniel 
Fisher, born in England in 1619, came with his parents to Dedham 
in 1637. M. 1641 Abigail Marette (or Marriott). He was Town 
Surveyor, Selectman, Representative at the General Court (1655-1682), 
Clerk of the Writs, etc., 1st Sergeant A. and H. Artillery Company. 
He was accused by Edward Randolph, the King's Agent, of high 
crimes and misdemeanors for scheming to secure religious freedom. 
He sheltered and concealed Goffe and Whalley, and his daughter 
Lydia carried them their food (1671)." 

Can Lydia Fisher be " the pious woman at Dedham " referred to 
in the Register (page 66) for April ? My descent from this family 
is as follows : — 

Daniel Fisher m. Abigail Marette, 

Daniel Fisher m. Mary Fuller, 

Jeremiah Fisher m. Deborah Richards, 

Deborah Fisher m. Nathaniel Ames 

Fisher Ames m. Frances Worthington, 

Seth Ames m. Margaret Bradford, 
and these last are my father and mother. Pelham W. Ames. 

For references to Lydia Fisher, see " The Fisher 
Genealogy", by Philip A. Fisher, page 38, and " The 
Wights," by W. W. Wight, page 26. 



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Half-tone of the old Whiting Mills, on Mother Brook, after a 
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GENEALOGY. .... Theodore & Lazell 106 


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THESE mills, now gone, were in their day busy places ; 
and doubtless many interesting stories could be told 
about them by some among the older generation the 
present time. Situated on the south side of the way, 
long known as Mill Lane, the mills were used by the 
people for miles around. With the mill privileges in 
this vicinity the Whiting family of Dedham were identi- 
fied for more than two centuries, since the early days of 
the town. 

In the view, the outline of the old Lewis house can 
be seen in the background. Near this is a tall building, 
still standing ; and close by is the grist-mill, with the small 
building opposite where teams were hitched. Next stands 
the fulling-mill with a part used for cabinet work ; and then 
in the foreground the old saw-mill. This half-tone view 
follows a photograph, somewhat faded, owned by Mr. 
Paul Whitin, of New York, who has kindly allowed the 
reproduction to be made for the Register. The original 
picture from which the photograph was taken was 
sketched probably in sepia. This sepia sketch was 
doubtless made before the pen and ink sketches (1856 
and 1862) by the late Henry Hitchings which were repro- 
duced in the Register (VI. 113, 114) for October, 1895; 
but when and by whom it is not known. 

As early as March 19, 1726-7, an agreement was made 
between John Lewis, of Dorchester, who lived in the old 
house, just mentioned, on the one part, and Timothy 
Whiting, fuller, Nathaniel Whiting, miller, Joseph Whit- 


ing, husbandman, all of Dedham, on the other part, in 
which Mr. Lewis gave liberty of passage way one and 
one-half rods wide through his land, beginning at the 
grist-mill of Timothy Whiting, and so on the southerly 
side of Mr. Lewis's house. (See Register for Jan. 1894, 
page 8). Early in the last century the mills were owned 
by Lemuel 6 Whiting, a son of Moses 5 Whiting, whose 
family is given in the valuable " Whiting Genealogy," 
compiled by Mr. Theodore S. Lazell, and noticed on 
page 120. On the death of Lemuel, William, his son, 
received the mills as his share of his father's estate. 

A grand-daughter of Lemuel, Mrs. George Hewins, 
has a large sampler, bearing the following words : — 

Lemuel Whiting, born Feb. 26th, 1774. 
Mary Gay, born Nov. 16th, 1780. 

Lenda Whiting, born June 10th, 1802. 
Lydia Whiting, born Jan. 18th, 1804. 
William Whiting, born June 24th, 1806. 
Harriet Whiting, born Feb. 9th, 1814. 
Wrought by Harriet Whiting, June, A. D. 1826. 


Together with some Personal Reminiscences. 

By Lieut. Amasa Guild, of Company F. 

Whatever doubts most people of the North had, 
during the fall and winter of 1860-61, after the ordinance 
of secession had been passed by South Carolina and a 
few other states of the South in conventions called for 
the purpose, as to whether such States would go so far as 
to defy the authority of the United States with an armed 
force in an attempt to dissolve the Union, were dispelled 

1902.] IN THE REBELLION. 99 

when the news of firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston 
Harbor on April 12, 1861, was received; when certain 
troops under the authority of the State of South Carolina 
bombarded the fort in possession of and held by United 
States forces. 

Dedham, like all other towns all over the North, was 
aroused and the greatest excitement prevailed. Old and 
young, men and women, Democrats as well as Repub- 
licans, united in one common cause, the preservation of 
the Union at whatever cost. Meetings were held every- 
where in the North amid great enthusiasm ; in Dedham 
for a time the public speakers and orators were the men 
of the hour, patriotism was the keynote of all public 
speaking, and if talking could have crushed the rebellion, 
it certainly must have been soon ended. Some said that 
" with 30,000 men we could march clear through the South 
to the Gulf of Mexico," also that " the war would not last 
three months." How much we did not know about it at 
that time, we learned later. 

On the contrary, assertions made by the South were 
still further from being realized, such as " they would call 
the roll of their slaves on' Bunker Hill," and other like 
statements, which only showed how little the people of 
both the North and South anticipated the terrible 
struggle coming, with the tremendous loss of life and 
expenditure of millions of dollars. 

Immediately came President Lincoln's first call for 
troops to defend the Union and protect Washington. 
Massachusetts' quota was immediately filled and promptly 
three or four regiments made up of the militia were sent 
to Washington. It was the very evening of the day that 
the 6th Massachusetts was attacked while passing through 
Baltimore, April 19th, 1861, that an enthusiastic meeting 
was held in Temperance Hall, Dedham, to see if the 
town could not raise a company ; the hall was packed, 
and patriotic speeches were made, and the young men 


were called upon to enlist ; a number, including the writer, 
stepped forward and signed their names to the roll. At a 
subsequent town meeting authority was given to form a 
company, a committee was appointed and instructed to 
pay recruits $1.50 a day while drilling preparatory to 
being accepted by the Government and sent to the front ; 
a uniform of gray was selected which was paid for by the 

Dedham then included Readville (now a part of 
Hyde Park), South Dedham (now Norwood), and West 
Dedham (now Westwood); and it was from all sections 
of the town that the company was recruited. News from 
Washington was eagerly sought for, and the only topic of 
interest among the townspeople was the war ; everything 
else was put into the background so intense was the feeling 
for the preservation of the Union. Slavery, although 
primarily the cause of the trouble between the North and 
South, was of secondary consideration, and I may state 
here that the men enlisting during the first year of the 
war had only the thought of saving the Union and pre- 
venting by force of arms any State from seceding and 
setting up an independent government, and also to pro- 
tect Washington and all United States Government 
property from falling into the hands of the South. The 
thought, at that time, of the freeing of the slaves had 
hardly entered their minds ; that emergency came later, 
and as a necessary war measure. 

It was thought that troops enough had been sent to 
the front, and weeks went on, when another and larger 
call for troops came which stirred the people of the North 
to still greater efforts in raising men. The enlisted men 
of Dedham were told they must leave their occupations 
and devote all their time to drill. Mr. Henry Onion, a 
citizen of the town, a civil engineer, and a graduate from 
the West Point Academy, was selected to drill the men 
and organize the company with its proper commissioned 

1902.] IN THE REBELLION. 101 

and non-commissioned officers. At that time it was 
pretty generally the custom for the men to elect their 
officers. While with us the plan worked well as regards 
the qualifications of those elected, in the majority of cases 
it worked otherwise ; it was a very unmilitary proceeding 
which those in authority in the Army soon discovered, 
but the matter soon righted itself. Our company held an 
election of commissioned officers, and the happy result 
was as follows : — 

Captain, Henry Onion, 

First Lieutenant, Charles Whiting Carroll, 
Second Lieutenaitt, Fisher Ames Baker, 
Third Lieutenant, Joseph T. Stevens, 
Fourth Lieutenant, Edward M. Onion. 

It will be seen that earlier organizations of companies 
gave third and fourth Lieutenants; before we went to 
the front, however, these were abolished, and a company 
organization consisted of a hundred and one men, Cap- 
tain, First and Second Lieutenants, five Sergeants, eight 
Corporals, two Musicians and eighty-three Privates. 

Henry Onion went to the front as Captain of the 
Company, and resigned in a few months ; and still resides 
in Dedham. Carroll and Baker had passed through the 
High School, graduated from Dartmouth College and 
had taken up law for a profession ; the former was pro- 
moted to Captain of the Company, and was mortally 
wounded at the second battle of Bull Run, Va., August 
30, 1862, and died on the field three days later. His body 
was brought home and he was buried in the old cemetery. 
The Grand Army Post in Dedham is named for him. 
The latter was promoted to First Lieutenant, afterward 
to Adjutant of the regiment, and before the end of the 
war was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel. Since the 
war he has practiced law in New York City and has been 
very successful. Stevens early left the Company and 


went out in some other organization, and I think died 
in the South. Edward M. Onion became Sergeant 
Major, and finally was commissioned Captain in the 
regiment; at last reports he was in business in Salt Lake 

The non-commissioned officers were appointed by 
the Captain of the Company, and finally the following 
were selected : — 

Warren B. Galucia, First Sergeant, Dedham. 

James M. Pond, Sergeant, South Dedham. 

John K. Thompson, " East Dedham. 

Joseph W. Pratt, " South Dedham. 

John D. Andrews, " Dedham. 

William C. Coburn, Corporal, " 

Edward Shattuck, " " 

William Simpson, " " 

Edward H. Fenno, Somerville. 

Henry G. Gerritzen, " Dedham. 

Amasa Guild, " " 

John A. Kenney, Boston. 

Edward F. Richards, " Dedham. 

Charles Hawkins, Musician " 

Thomas P. Leyden, " North Bridgewater. 

First Sergeant Galucia was taken prisoner with 
others at Gaines' Mills, Va., June 27, 1862, and was in 
prison at Richmond for a short time, when he was ex- 
changed. He later was commissioned Second, and First 
Lieutenant, then Captain in the 56th Mass. (Colonel 
Stephen M. Weld's) regiment, and was in several engage- 
ments, being wounded at Petersburg,Va. He still resides 
in Dedham. 

Sergeant Pond was with the regiment in most of its 
engagements, being wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, 
and was promoted to First Lieutenant. He died in 1901 
at Saugatuck, Mich. 

1902.] IN THE REBELLION. 103 

Thompson was with the regiment in a number of 
battles, but was mustered out of service for disability. 
He for a long time after the war lived in Cambridgeport ; 
but very recently has moved away. 

Pratt left the regiment at Hall's Hill, Va., and was 
mustered out of service for disability. 

Andrews was in many engagements; was made a 
Sergeant in the Division Ambulance Corps ; was quite 
seriously wounded. He now lives in Cambridgeport. 

Corporal Coburn was with the regiment from be- 
ginning to end of its service, participating in about all its 
skirmishes and battles ; was promoted Sergeant, then 
commissioned First Lieutenant. Notwithstanding his 
severe experience he was never wounded seriously. Since 
the war he resided in Chicago, and died there in 1892. 

Shattuck served to the end of the three years ; was in 
many engagements, and became First Sergeant. He went 
to California soon after the war, and died some years ago 
at Bangor Flats, Butte County of that state. 

Simpson was very seriously wounded in the arm at 
second battle of Bull Run ; he was never able to serve 
again ; went West, and in a few years died. 

Fenno was with the regiment for some time, and was 
mustered out for disability. He lives in Orange, Mass. 

Gerritzen remained with the regiment quite a time, 
but was discharged for disability. He left town soon after 
the war. 

Guild was with the regiment through its whole ser- 
vice missing but one battle, Gettysburg, at which time he 
was on detached service. He was promoted to First 
Lieutenant, and now lives in Dedham. 

Kenney was in many engagements and was mustered 
out for disability ; he died in Boston many years ago. 

Richards, at the start, was made Quartermaster Ser- 
geant of the regiment, and at the last was Acting Quarter- 


master. He served through the three years and died in 
Dedham some years ago. 

Musician Hawkins was with the regiment a long 
time. He died in Dedham a few months ago. 

Leyden soon left the regiment after going to the 
front, and was mustered out for disability. 

Three men went into the band and were mustered 
out, after a year's service, by a General Order from the 
War Department abolishing regimental bands. They 
were all of Dedham : — 

Isaac W. Weathers, 
Alfred A. Bestwick, 
Isaac Wallace White. 

Weathers and White are still living in Dedham. 
Bestwick lives in Jamaica Plain. 

Of the original Privates who were promoted to non- 
commissioned officers there were the following: — 

George W. Brigham, Sergeant, South Dedham. 

Timothy Collins, Corporal, Dedham. 

Edward Holmes, " " 

Chester R. Lawton, " South Dedham. 
Austin E. Pratt, 

Mortimer Sherman, " Dedham. 

John W. Snell, Color Corporal, " 

Daniel F. Nichols, Acting Ordnance Sergeant, " 

Sergeant Brigham was in all the engagements of the 
regiment up to the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, 
where he was taken prisoner, and was nearly a year in 
Andersonville Prison. He died .in Cambridgeport a few 
years after the war. 

Collins was with the regiment all through, partici- 
pating in all its battles ; at one time he was on the Regi- 
mental Color Guard. He died some years ago. 

Holmes was with the regiment up to the second 
battle of Bull Run, Aug. 30, 1862, where he was killed. 

1902.] IN THE REBELLION. 105 

Lawton was in a number of engagements ; served the 
full term of the regiment ; was a member of the new band 
which was formed for the Brigade. As an engineer he 
was killed in a railroad accident on the Providence and 
Worcester Railroad some years ago. 

Pratt was with the regiment in all its engagements 
up to the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, where he 
was wounded and had to leave the service. He now re- 
sides in Norwood. 

Sherman was in a number of engagements ; was 
wounded at the second battle of Bull Run, Aug. 30, 1862 ; 
served through the full term of the regiment. He died in 
Providence in 1901. 

Snell was in many engagements ; was Corporal in 
Color Guard and was mustered out with the regiment. 

Nichols, after being in many engagements, was made 
Acting Ordnance Sergeant of Division, and when the 
ordnance train was captured and destroyed on our way 
to " Mine Run," in the fall of 1863, he was made a pris- 
oner and spent a year in Andersonville Prison. While 
still a prisoner he was commissioned by the government 
Captain in the First Mississippi Heavy Artillery (colored) 
and on his release he joined his regiment in that state. 
He was fatally injured in Oct., 1899, by being thrown from 
his bicycle at Wayne, Penn., and died in a few days. 

It undoubtedly would be interesting if a brief sketch 
could be written of every enlisted man in Company F, 
but at present, time and space must forbid. 

I think it well at this time to state that for some facts 
as such dates, etc., I have found it convenient to refer 
to the very able article, " Dedham in the Rebellion," 
written by Capt. Joseph H. Lathrop, in the Historical 
Register for 1891 and 1892. 

(To be continued .) 



By Theodore S. Lazell. 
( Continued from Vol. XI. page 86.) 

4. Joseph 4 Ellis (Joseph*, Joseph 2 , John 1 ), died in 
Franklin, Nov. 13, 1807; m. Wrentham, Jan. 13, 1740-1, 
Melatiah Metcalf, dau. of Michael and Abiael (Colburn) 
Metcalf. She was b. in Wrentham, Feb. 25, 1721-2, and 
d. in Franklin, Dec. 3, 1784. He resided in the part of 
Wrentham that was incorporated as Franklin in 1778. 
His children, all recorded in Wrentham, were : — 

Timothy, b. April 10, 1742 ; d. in Franklin, Dec. 16, 1804. 
5. Amos, b. March 2, 1743-4. 
Melatiah, b. Jan. 31, 1745-6. 
Henry, b. Feb. 15, 1747-8. 

Bathsheba, b, March 7, 1749-50; d. Oct. 10, 1756. 
Abial, b. June 26, 1753 ; d. Oct. 14, 1756. 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1755 • d. Sept. 18, 1758. 
Esther, b. April 8, 1758. 
Lois, b. Aug. 19, 1762. 

Lucretia, b. Nov. 23, 1764 ; d. in Boston, Feb. 17, 1796 ; 
gravestone in Franklin ; m. Nathaniel Doak of Boston. 

5. Amos 5 Ellis (Joseph 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ), b. in Wrentham, 
March 2, 1743-4, (Old Style, i. e. March 13, 1744, New Style); 
d. in Bellingham, May 31, 1817. He m. Hannah Hill, 
dau. of Joseph and Huldah (Partridge) Hill. She was b. 
in Holliston, Oct. 7, 1748, and d. in Bellingham, July 3, 
1829. Their children, all recorded in Bellingham, were : — 

Vespasian, b. in Wrentham, Aug. 27, 1767 ; d. 1797. 
Amos, b. in Medway, May 4, 1769 ; settled in Grafton. 
Sabra, b. in Medway, Dec. 19. 1770 ; d. in Worcester, 

Aug. 30, 1839 ; m. in Bellingham, April 3, 1794, Amasa 

Joseph, b. in Medway, July 31, 1772 ; settled in St. Louis, 

Mo., and was living there about 1846. 

1 902.] 8 TO UGHTONHAM DEA THS. 107 

Jonathan, b. in Bellingham, June 28, 1774 ; d. in Blue 

Hill, Me., Dec. 23, 1806; m. there Sept. 11, 1795, 

Susanna Parker. (See Bangor Hist. Magazine, V., 190 

and 205.) 
Nathan, b. March 7, 1777 ; resided in Blue Hill, Me 

(See idem.) 
Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1778 ; d. Nov. 27, 1779. 
Polly, b. Sept. 22, 1780 ; m. Asa Burr, 3d. 
Rosanna, b. June 21, 1782 ; m. in Bellingham, Oct. 3,1799, 

Daniel Thurston, and died in Grafton. 
Betsey, b. March 1, 1784 ; d. in Mendon, Sept. 13, 1838 ; 

m. Daniel Lazell of Mendon. 
Hannah, b. Jan. 17, 1786 ; m. Mr. Robinson and was 

living in Worcester, Mass., in 1846. 


Commencing with the minutes from the diary of the Rev d 

Philip Curtis, giving the names of the number 

who have died in the six years past. 

By William R. Mann. 

Ebenezer Lovel, June 9, 1785 

Widow Hannah Everet, 79 years Jan. 21, 1786 

Joseph Hewins, Esq. 85 years, Jan. 22, 1786 

Elizabeth, wife of William Richards 79 years, March 5, 1786 

Mary, wife of Ebenezer Felch 78 years June 26, 1786 

Widow Judith Clark 47 years Aug. 21, 1786. * 

Mr. Ebenezer Capen 72 years Jan. 4, 1787 

Dea. Samuel Bird 61, Jan. 15, 1787 

Elizabeth, wife of Elijah Capen Feb. 10, 1787 

Ruth, wife of Dea Jacob Hewins June 16, 1787 

Mr. Jacob French died Feb. 2, 1788. 

Eleanor, dau. of John and Keziah Coney 23 ys, March 12, 1788. 

James, son of Joseph Jr. and Anna Hewins 4 years. Dec. 22, 1781 

Joshua Johnson Aug. 8. 1789. 

Sarah, wife of Lieut. Benjamin Billings Dec. 15, 1789. 

Caleb Johnson, Jan. 23, 1790 in the 67 year of his age 


Hannah, wife of Timothy Billings Feb. 2, 1790. 

Amasa Clarke y e son of Asa and Prudence Clarke died October 9,1777 

Rebeckah Puffer, wife of Mr. Matthias Puffer, died Feby. 22, 1777 

68 years. 
Priscilla Puffer, wife of Mr Matthias Puffer died Feby. 13 1790. 72 

Mrs Elizabeth Knox died May 13, 1790 

Lieut Jacob Estey died May 29 1790 in the 59 year of his age 
Rebeckah Hewins dau of William and Ruth died May 31, 1790, in 

the 22 year of her age 
Anna Richards wife of Daniel Richards Jr. August 23, 1790 
Elizabeth Holmes died October 29, 1790 
Timothy Billings died November 29, 1790 
Samuel Brown died November 30, 1790 
Mr. Ebenezer Felch died March 20, 1790 
Joshua Whittemore died March 30, 1791 in his 79 year 
Lucy Hewins dau. of Joseph and Anna died Feby. 14, 1791 in her 

11 th yr 
Mr. Isaac Johnson died Octo. 24, 1791 in his 67 th year 
Lois Whittemore, wife of Joshua Whittemore. died Dec. 29, 1791 in 

her 30 th year 
Beriah Billings died January 5, 1792 

Jesse Whittemore son of Joshua and Lois died January 23, 1792. 
Stephen Rhoads died January 23, 1792. 

Mrs. Ruth Harlow, wife of Benjamin Harlow died February 7, 1792 
Mary Keith, died Dec. 29, 1791, in the 19 th year of her age 
Samuel Curtis son of Rev. Mr. Philip Curtis and Elizabeth died 

Jany. 22, 1746 
Elizabeth Curtis wife of Rev*. Mr. Philip Curtis died May 29, 1752. 
Mrs Sarah Clark wife of Ichabod Clark died April 7, 1792, in her 78 

Mrs Lydia Payson, wife of Mr. Ephraim Payson died April 13, 1792, 

in her 50 th year 
Capt Edward Bridge Savel, died December 2, 1792. 
Sarah Fisher wife of Mr. Jacob Fisher died Nov. 20, 1792, in her 38 th 

Jesse Felch, son of Mr. Isaac and Rachel Felch died July 9 1792. 
Benjamin Hewins Esq. died August 15, 1792 in his 66th year. 
Lois Hewins, wife of Doct Elijah Hewins died June 24, 1795 in her 

51 st year 


Salome Mandley, wife of David Mandley died August 2, 1796. 
Polly Curtis, wife of Mr. Francis Curtis died Nov.13, 1796, in her 

22 d year. 
The Rev d Philip Curtis Died November 22, 1797, in y e 81 year of his 

age and in the 55 year of his ministry. 
Sarah Savage, the wife of William Savage Died Nov. 5, 1797, in her 

73 d year 
Asa Harlow Died November 23 1794. 
Betty Harlow, Dau. of Asa and Elizabeth Harlow died November 19, 

Daniel Harlow, Son of Asa and Elizabeth Harlow died December 12, 


Ruth Harlow, Dau of Asa and Elizabeth Harlow, died April 15,1796. 
Jeremiah Harlow, Son of Asa and Elizabeth Harlow died April 20, 

Asa Harlow, Son of Asa and Elizabeth Harlow died March 6, 1797. 
Anna Guild, wife of Mr. Nathaniel Guild died November 28, 1797. 
Chloe Savage, wife William Savage Jr. died April 5, 1799, in her 47 th 

Esther Randall, wife of Mr. Joseph Randall died Dec. 5, 1799 in her 

55 year 
Lucy Talbot, Dau. of Josiah and Susanna died May 12, 1795 
Widow Katherine Raynolds Died January 23 d , 1801. 
Royal Kollock son of Thomas and Abigail Kollock died Sept. 2, 1796 
Susanna Leonard, Dau. of Nathaniel and Susanna Leonard died May 

30, 1800 
Martha Holmes, wife of Mr. Benjamin Holmes, died June 14, 1799 

aged 25 years 
Ann Morse, wife of Elijah Morse, died September 30, 1801, in her 

67 th year. 
Ezra Gould, Son of Ezra and Lois Gould Died April l 8t 1787. 
Ezra Gould, Son of Ezra and Lois Gould died March 14, 1796. 
Lucy Gould, Dau. of Ezra and Lois Gould died May 5, 1799. 
John Holmes, died February 12, 1802. 

Eliza Estey, Dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Estey died Dec. 1, 1799. 
Ebenezer Bullard died March 4, 1801 

Ruth Tisdale wife of Capt Edward Tisdale Died June — 1801 
Mr. Job Swift Died February 14, 1801, in the 91 st year of his age 
Mr. William Richards, Died January 29, 1801. 


Anna Smith, wife of Mr. John Smith Died January 12. 1801. 

Nathaniel Kingsbury, Died July 11 th , 1801 

Noah Johnson, Died March 13, 1802. 

Samuel Lovel Died May 3, 1802, in the 93 d year of his age. 

Jonathan Belcher, Died May 14, 1802. 

William Hewins Died March 4, 1802. 

Lieut. William Holmes Died August 8, 1801 

Stephen Baker, Son of John and Abigail Baker died October 7, 1802 

Elijah Baker, Died November 8, 1802 in the 83 year of his age. 

Samuel Holmes, Died February 5, 1803. 

Hannah Hewins, wife of Jacob Hewins Jr. died February 5, 1803. 

Sarah Hewins, wife of Enoch Hewins, died February 15, 1803 

Dea Jacob Hewins, died July 20, 1803, in the 7- year of his age 

Jonathan Gannett, son of Joseph and Abigail Gannett, Died Decem- 
ber 17 th 1803 in the 22 year of his age. 

Nathaniel Johnson, Son of Benjamin and Charlotte Johnson Died 
March 30, 1796. 

Abigail Gannett, wife of Joseph Gannett, Died January 26, 1804, in 

her 43 year. 
Abigail Holmes, wife of Samuel Holmes died 

Ezra Hewins son of Benjamin and Anna Hewins Died July 2, 1804. 

Irene Smith, Dau. of Israel Jr and Zipporah Smith died Feby. 25,1799. 

Widow Keziah Gould, Died February 5, 1804. 

Moses Drake, son of Nathan and Jane Drake Died Aug. 11, 1790 

Esther Drake, Dau. of Nathan and Jane Drake, Died Aug. 30, 1803. 

Ichabod Clark, Died Sept. 20, 1805, in his 89 th year. 

William Savage Died March 1, 1806 in his 85 year. 

Hannah Baker, widow of Elijah Baker, Died April 6, 1806 in her 80 th 

Benjamin Fairbanks Died November 6, 1806 
Edward Everett Died 
Matthias Puffer Died 

Elizabeth Hixson Died January 1, 1807, in her 77 th year. 
Susanna Billings, Dau. of Nathaniel and Mariam Billings Died Janu- 
ary 6, 1807, in the 21 st year of her age. 
Bathsheba Puffer, widow of Matthias Puffer Died June 12, 1807. 
John Hewins Died June 21, 1807. 
Ezra Morse Died 
Ebenezer Hewins, Died May 8, 1806, in the 75 year of his age. 


Warren Gannett, Died November 14, 1807, in his 25 th year. 

Hannah Drake, Dau. of Melzar and Chloe Drake Died June 27, 1795. 

Hannah Drake, Dau. of Melzar and Chloe Drake died Sept. 27, 1796. 

Joel Drake, son of Melzar and Chloe Drake died April 29, 1798 

Seth Pittee son of Seth and Huldah Pittee died October 2, 1807. 

John Drake, Died December 6, 1808, in his 60 th year. 

Asa Clark, Died December 20, 1808, in his 63 d year. 

Mary Tucker Baker Dau. of John and Abigail died Oct. 17, 1808, in 

her 3 d year. 
Caroline Smith Dau. of Israel Jr. and Zipporah Smith died March 

23, 1808. 

(To be continued.) 





Communicated by George Kuhn Clarke, LL. B. 

( Continued from Vol. XII. 'page 122.) 

As the dates were written with superior letters and marks 
under them it is difficult to reproduce them verbatim, and it is 
not attempted. All the entries are worded, unless otherwise 
indicated, exactly as the first one is. When the name of the 
minister is omitted, in the following, he was the one last 

Sept. 2, 1849. Baptised by Rev Andrew Bigelow Lucy Chamberlain 

who was received to the Church at the same time 
Oct. 28. by Rev Dr Burgess Henry Tyler adopted son of Nethaniel 

T. and Mary A. Guild 
Nov. 29. by Rev Andrew Bigelow Charles Edward and Effie Jane 

Children of Ezekiel and Lidia S. Peabody 
Nov. 3, 1850. Frank Newel son of Daniel N. and Gabriella Ware 

John Francis son of James and Louisa Molton 
July 6, 1851. Edward Willis son of William and Sophia Flagg 

Edward Warren son of Daniel and Mahitable J. Morse 

112 THE AMES DIARY. [Oct* 

Emma Olive daughter of Dexter and Mary Ann Kingsbury 
Sept. 7. Eugene Harrison son of Harrison andj Rebecca Hathway 
Oct. 17. Mira, Louisa, and Louis Willie Children of William and 

Maria Clark 
Jan. 30, 1853. George Albert son of James and Louisa . Molton 
July 3. by Rev Dorus Clark Mr Henry P. Varney 
Aug. 7. Nora Maria Henry Webber Mary Jane Children of Charles 

B. and Martha J. Lovell 
Sept. 4. Mrs Caroline A. Fuller 
Nov. 6. Miss Helen R. Seagraves 
Mar. 5, 1854. Mrs Ann Maria Fogg, Miss Olive Frances Macdenald, 

Charles Henry Herring 
July 1. 1855. by Rev A. R. Baker, Thomas Frederick, Joseph 

Willet, Children of Ezekiel and Lydia S. Peabody also 

Susan Dorcas infant Daughter of Enoch B. and Mary J. Winch 
Nov. 4. Elvira Adline Seagraves 
May 3, 1856. Charles Perin, Edwin Henry Children of Charles T. 

and Jane M. Dedman. 
Oct. 26. Francis Davis Son of ^ Rev. A. R. and Harriette W. Baker 
Nov. 2. Miss Martha A. Stevens 
May 24, 1857. James Wilber, Clara? Louisa, Children of James and 

Louisa Moulton 

Ellenora, Daughter of Henry P. Varney 
July 4, 1858. John Newton Seagraves, Charles Orrin Evans, Eliza 

Stevens, Isibella McCrackin, Cecilia Annie Barker Coolidge. 
Nov. 7. John Stimson adult 

Mar. 11, 1859. Charles Henry son of James and Louisa Moulton 
May 6. 1860. Susan Jane, daughter of John and Mary McCrackin 

No baptisms recorded in 1861. 

By Edna Frances Calder. 

( Continued from page 82.) 

January, 1806. 

By Gen 1 Eaton's Letter of Dec r . 5, 1805 to Secry of the Navy of the 
United States it seems Eaton does secretly condemn the ungenerous 
conduct of our government in abandoning Hamet or Achmet Bashaw 

1902.] THE AMES DIARY. 113 

at Derne just on the point of dethroning Jussulph Bashaw his brother 
who usurp'd it from him thro' blood & murder of his father. 

Eaton writes "It is impossible for me to undertake to say that the 
Bashaw has not been deceived. Nor can I by any shape in which the 
subject can be viewed reconcile the manner in which he has been aban- 
doned with those principles of national justice & honor which have 
hitherto marked our character," &c: But the Bashaw himself Achmet 
or Hamet Caramanli acknowledges in his Letter to William Eaton late 
general & com'r in chief of our allied forces of our kingdom of Tripoli— 
"that his means were small. I know they did not answer your reason- 
able expectations. And this I am ready to admit is a good reason why 
you should not choose to persevere in an enterprize hazardous in itself 
& perhaps doubtful in its issue 1 ought therefore to say that I am sat- 
isfied with all your nation has done concerning me. I submit to the will 
of God, aud thank the king of America & all his servants for their kind 
dispositions towards me &c" : But how nobly might Americans have 
shone had they persevered! 

Fatal 30th Dec, 1802. Saints of old Parish show'd out, see the par- 
ticulars noted in first leaf of Diary for 1803. I quitted the meeting of 
Hypocrites and tyrant and join'd the Episcopal Church in Dedham from 
said fatal 30 Dec. 1802 and by written petition dated the 7th day of Feb- 
ruary 1803 sign' d by myself and many others to a legal meeting of said 
Church which petition was read, and the said petitioners accepted as 
members of said Church from and after said 7th Febr. 1803. It is to be 
noted that I in open parish meeting declared my secession on said 30 
Dec. 1802 from said Congregationalists and would join the Church from 
and after said Parish meeting on the 30th Dec r . 1802. And that no 
Parish tax for Bates's settlement or Salary was granted till long after 
at their March meeting following! Yet they taxed and still continue to 
tax me to Bates's support, vile pirates! 

2. Nancy Gay buried, large concourse. 

3. Plowden's history of Ireland now propos'd for publication at 
Philad a . in 3 or 4 Vol. is the only correct history of that Island said Mr. 

18. Bo't gal' of Cyder spirit of Fisher he call'd Alcohol a 16 d but 
it has bad haut gout of cyder emptyings, smells bad! is strong. 

14. Henry Shuttleworth died. 
16. Henry buried. 

27. J.Sullivan & Lady call'd & came for visit, then went Mrs. 
Sprague's a short time & back to Boston. Mrs. Sullivan is a princely 
looking woman. 

28. The Pettyf oging interest in General Court prevails so as to raise 
a Committee for discontinuing Courts of Sessions. 

7. Alarm of Fire at Fuller's tavern 2 a. m. Mrs. Fuller carried 
out in night. 

11. Prec'd. Address &c : for 1st. Monday April & employ in writing 
Letters &c. 

19. County meeting many fail' d— Agreed on Address to town & on 
me devolv'd the drudgery of getting printed sealing up sending to every 
town which proves exceeding troublesome. 

31. Letter of 20 fr. Hon E. Seaver P of Medf 'd. 

1. Upon a wager of 1100 dols , Mason's horse of Providence & Cabot's 
horse of Boston started from Providence arriv'd at Dedham in 2 hours, 


15 minutes went to Boston & back in 80 minutes to Dedham, so on to 
Providence again all people exclaiming at such extreme cruelty to such 
generous animals. 

2. P. Bingham set shoe. Jonathan Damon's W. died. 

3. Fast. 

7. Dedham votes Gov. Sullivan 210. Strong 109. Boston.— Sul- 
livan 1605. Strong 2503. Every exertion made by the Feds to obtain 
Voters every bribe of treating, carriages and arts of delusion practised. 

Egg rum was admin d . at F. Ames's office his men & waggon loaded 
with lumber of unprincipled wretches who would sell their Lord for 30 
glasses of Egg rum ! ! ! 

The Palladium of 8 h in about 20 towns gives 1524 major'y for Strong. 
9. ISTo Easter meeting of our church this year nor Warden nor 
officer chosen but a swindling minister manages all temporals as well as 
spirituals of the church. 

11. The Chronicle of 10 th gives in a long list of towns 177 major'y 
for Strong! 

Whoever attempts to introduce a government beyond the complete 
control of the whole people is accessary to treason against all the rest 
of mankind! And if he succeeds he is a Traitor! 

(To be continued.) 


By Mrs. A. M. Pickford. 

( Continued from page 88.) 

Children of No. 24, page 83 :— 
Phebe 6 , m. John Turner. 
Solomon 6 , m. Elizabeth Hunt. 
Ebenezer 6 , m. Sarah Turner. 
Jonathan 6 , m. Susannah Holliday. 

Children of No. 25, pages 83 and 84: — 

Elizabeth 6 , b. in Bradford, July 20, 1739 ; m. Joshua 

Abbott of Concord,N. H., where he was b. Feb. 24,1710 ; 

d. March, 1815. He was Captain and commanded a 

company at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. She died May 

27, 1812, in her 73d year. 
Ephraim 6 , b. 1742 ; m. Aug. 25, 1772, Joanna Barker, of 

Andover. He was of Bradford, Mass. 
Mehitable 6 , b. Aug. 9, 1744 ; m. Col. Benjamin Town. 
Josiah 6 , b. Nov. 9, 1745 ; d. May 31, 1761. 

1902.] CHANDLER FAMILY. 115 

Molly 6 , b. March 9, 1747 ; m. Jonathan Eastman of 
Concord, N. H. He was b. June 10, 1746; d. Oct. 19, 
1834, in Concord, aged 88 years, 4 months, 9 days. 

Sarah 6 , d. 1753. 

30. David 5 , b. Dec. 15, 1724; m. Mary Ballard, Aug-. 
30, 1750 ; both of Andover. He was a corporal in the 2d 
Military Company in Andover, April 23, 1757, under Cap- 
tain Jonathan Abbot. In 1762 he was an ensign in Cap- 
tain Benjamin Ames's Company of Militia ; and at the 
Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, he was Lieut, in the 
same Captain's Company. He died Feb. 11, 1776, in 
camp at Cambridge, of small pox in his 52d year. She 
m. 2dly, David Parker of Reading, Nov. 10, 1779. Chil- 
dren : — 

David 6 , b. in Andover ; bapt. June 16, 1751. 

David 6 , 2d. b. July 9, 1754; m. Hannah Peabody. She 
b. April 2, 1754. 

Daniel 6 , b. July 9, 1754; m. Joanna Stevens of Milford, 
N. H. She was b. on Seminary Hill, Andover ; died at 
Coventry, Vt, aged 74. 

Hannah 6 , bapt. June 22, 1755. 

Samuel 6 , b. Nov. 4, 1757 ; bapt. Nov. 6, 1757 ; m. Lucy (?) 

Sarah 6 , b. May 12, 1761. 

Josiah 6 , b. Jan. 22, 1762 ; m. at Bedford, Jan. 15, 1787, 
Margaret Aiken, of Bedford, N. H. She was b. at Bed- 
ford, June 10, 1767; d. April 17, 1740, in her 73d year. 

Ballard 6 , b. Jan. 23, 1765 ; bapt. Jan. 25, 1765. 

John 6 , b. July 4, 1771 ; m. Abigail Hay, of South Reading. 
She was b. 1771 ; d. June 20, 1787. 

Mary 6 , b. Oct. 27, 1773 ; m. Feb. 17, 1791, Daniel Foster, 
both of Reading. He d. Oct. 15, 1811. She d. Oct. 11, 

31. Daniel 5 , b. Aug. 8, 1727; d. March 27, 1752, of 
fever. Administration on his estate was, April 13, 1752, 
granted to his father, Josiah 4 , of Andover ; but he having 
died on August 12, it was granted to his brother Josiah 5 , 


of Bradford, who as administrator de bonis non made oath 
to the following inventory : — 

Children of Rev. Samuel and Anna (Pecker) 
Chandler: — 

33. John 6 , b. March 19, 1738. 

34. Anna 6 , b. March 8, 1742. 

35. Infant dau. Elizabeth 6 , b. July 7, 1746 ; d. July 22, 1746. 

36. Sarah 6 , b. Oct. 22, 1747. 

33. John 6 , b. in Haverhill, March 19, 1738; m. at 
Gloucester, June 1, 1759, Mary Tucker, by his father Rev. 
Samuel Chandler. In May 23, 1769, his intention of 
marriage to Martha Haskell was published in Gloucester. 
He died July 8, 1779. Daniel Cutter in his Journal says : — 

Old Mill Prison, Plymouth, England, May 7, 1777. Fourth 
remove from the Burford to the Blenheim of 90 guns. On board the 
ship we met with Capt. Brown's officers and people and other 
prisoners to the No, of 180. Capt. Southward of Salem, and two Mr. 
Chandlers of Cape Ann among the No. 

May 20. John Chandler (mate of Capt. Tilestone) Samuel 
Chandler his brother, passengers in the same Vessel. 

June 15. The two Mr. Chandlers obtained their liberty, John 
being invalided, Samuel being a passenger in the brig. (General 
Journal, April, 1778). 

His father refers to him in his Journal under differ- 
ent dates : — 

1760, May 16. John went to Marblehead and shipped in the 
Stork, Capt. Foster. 

1761, April 30. John sailed for the Banks. 
Nov. 7. John came in from the Banks. 

1761, Feb. 10. Afternoon John came in. Passenger on Capt. 
Jacob Allen. He has been taken by the French & been put on board 
the man of war. — was ab st 6 weeks and . . . left her and swam ashore. 

December 2. I was at home. John went up to Salem on foot 
& came home next morning before meeting time. 

1763, Feb. 12. Capt. Nichols Sailed. My Son goes out about 
2 oth clock afternoon. Smart wind N. West. 

1902.] CHANDLER FAMILY, 117 

1763, May 26. John got home in 42 days from Lisbon. 

June 11. John sailed for the West Indies with Mr. M. Austins 
goes mate in a Small Schooner in Mr. Smiths employ. Pretty Thick 
weather this morn, wind to South. They sailed at 10 o'clock morn. 

His sister, Sarah (Chandler) Haynes, in her journal 
says: — Gloucester July the 8, 1779. this Day in Boston 
Departed this Life my oldest Brother after languishing 
6 months Aged 41 years. 

34. Anna 6 , b. at York, Maine, March 8, 1742 ; d. Feb. 
l 9, 1765, of consumption, aged 22 years. From her father's 
journal : — 

August 27, 1761. Anna came home from Boston. 

Feb. 19, 1764. I was at home all day with my 2 Daughters, no 
meeting ; I prayed and read. 

June 2, 1761. Anna went to Boston. (She had resided there a 
year or two.) 

June 30, 1764. Anna began to fail. 

On a sampler of Anna Chandler is worked 
Elizabeth Chandler born in Gloucester, May 2, 1763. 

35. Samuel 6 , b. in Gloucester, June 26, 1753; m. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Parsons, of New- 
buryport, probably in 1781. He died May 25, 1786. Buried 
in Newbury (old town). Inscription on monument: — 

Sacred to the the Memory of 

Mr. Samuel Chandler 

who departed this life 

May 25, 1786 

^Etat 32. 

He graduated at Harvard in 1775. Went on a voyage 
privateering, from Newburyport, after which he taught a 
mathematical school in that town. He possessed a literary 
taste which he had cultivated by education. He was a 
quiet peaceable citizen and much respected. His widow 
married John Maycall, whom she outlived, and died at an 
advanced age. Extract from his sister's journal : — 


May the 25 th 1786. this Day (in ' Newburyport) Departed this 
Life in a full Sure and Sartan Hope of a Glorious Resarexsion my 
Dear & only Brother Aged 33 years. 

The following letter, now in possession of Mrs. Pick- 
ford, was written by him to his father, Rev. Samuel 
Chandler : — 

Byfield, November 5, 1767. 
Honored Father. 

I take this Opportunity to Write to You, to let you now, that I 
am well, and hope you Enjoy the same. I mist sending by M r Bar- 
son's my Master says that I must come Home Thursday fortnight 
before Thanksgiving. Sir plese to send to Boston the first Oppor- 
tunity for me a Eutropius. Remember my love to brother a Sisters, 
so no more at present. 

This from Your Dutiful Sun 

Samuel Chandler. 

His father wrote in his journal under date of Aug 
26, 1761 : — 

I was at home all day alone with Sammy. 

Children : — 

Samuel 7 , b. in Newburyport, Dec. 14, 1783 ; m. Elizabeth 
Wyatt, of Newburport. He was a sea Captain, resided 
in Cambridgeport and Medford, Mass., and Thompson, 
Conn., for about two years, and afterwards at Mullikin 
Place, Newburyport. His widow went to live in Chelsea 
with her brother. He went to sea about 1828 in his own 
vessel and was lost. His occupation in Medford is 
given as shipmaster. He left a daughter, Elizabeth 8 , 
who m. Isaac A. Hatch, of Bangor, and died in 1857, 
aged 32. 

Elizabeth 7 , b. 1784 ; d. Aug. 6, 1786. 

36. Sarah 6 , (Samuel^, Josialft, William?, William 2 , 
William 1 ), was born in York, Maine, October 22, 1747 ; m. 
Capt. William Haynes, probably son of William and 
Hannah Haynes of Brunswick, Maine, August 16, 1769. 
He was born at Brunswick, July 1, 1743. He was a sea 


captain,. He sailed from Boston and it is supposed that 
he was lost at sea with all his crew. She died at the 
residence of her daughter, Sarah (Haynes) Mann in 
Providence, where she was visiting-, February, 28, 1813, 
aged 66. Buried in Providence. Extracts from the 
journal of Sarah (Chandler) Haynes, younger daughter 
of Rev. Samuel Chandler. Journal owned by Mrs. 

Gloucester, March the 16 th 1775. This Day ray Dear and Honr d 
Father quited his Earthly Tabernacle & entered a House not made 
with Hands Eternal & on High . . . may we indever to follow the 
Pious Example of his unblemished Life. May the Father of all 
Mercy be a Father to the Fatherless & a Husbon to the Widow .... 
He Died in the 63 year of his age in a consumption. 

September the 16 th 1778. this Day my Dear & Hon rd Mother 
was taken from me & from the world after a Short Sickness Aged 60 
years — Now Father & Mother have forsaken me may the Lord take 
me under his Parental Care . . . 

October the 57 th 1786. this Day my Dear & much Love child 
Polly was taken from me. She died with the throat distemper Aged 
4 years and 5 months. She was Born the 23 rd of May 1782 thursday 
morn 10 clock. 

November the 25 th 1787 this Day Departed this mortal Life & 
entered a Blessed Immortality my Second Daughter Nancy Haynes 
Aged 12 years & 3 months. She was Born August the 31* 1775 at 4 
clock P. M. while she was carefully attending the Sick Bed of her 
Sister and endevering to comfort & Sooth the Sorrow of her afflicked 
Mother with the Rose blooming on her cheek & Health Sparkling in 
her Eyes She was Sez d with the Scarlet Fever which carred he of in 2 
Days liveing her Destrissed Mother & Sick Sister to mourn her 
Excete conpyh of her Spotless Life. She met Deth with a Smile . . . 
(I have a sampler nearly completed, a little end of silk hanging where 
she took the last stitch. A. M. P.) 

June 1799. My only child is married (Sarah Chandler Mann) 
& in that have I not many things to be thankful for is she not living 
& 3 promising grand children which are the delight of my heart & 
may Still be comfort to me. But above all have I not great & good 


reason to believe I have two children & a husband & other relations 
in Heaven . . . 

October 1807 Thursday 22 This Day I enter my Sixty first 
year . . . Father & Mother Brother & Sister Husband & children are 
all Gon before me. Only one child remains & her children . . . 

Children of Sarah (Chandler) and Capt. William 
Haynes : — 

Sarah 7 , b. June 8, 1773 ; m. Herman Mann of Dedham, 

Jan. 6, 1792. See Mann Genealogy. 
Nancy 7 or Anne, b. Aug. 31, 1775 ; d. Nov. 25, 1787. 
Polly 7 , b. May 23, 1782 ; d. Oct. 27, 1786. (Both buried 
at Copp's Hill, Boston.) 

(To be continued.) 


This volume, recently received from the press, contains an 
account of " Nathaniel Whiting of Dedham, Mass., 1641, and Five 
Generations of his Descendants." It was compiled at great labor 
and expense by Mr. Theodore S. Lazell, of Boston, and contains 
within its 80 pages a large amount of valuable material. " The 
information," using his words, "has been personally gleaned from the 
public records and the usual sources of genealogical information, with 
the idea of making an especial feature of the abstracts of wills, 
deeds, etc." It is full of meat from cover to cover, and is a fine 
example of what a genealogy should be. 

Members of the family will doubtless be glad to know of this 
work. The following names are mentioned several times, and the 
volume has an excellent index : — Adams, Allen, Bacon, Blake, Boyd, 
Bullard, Clark, Colburn, Daggett, Day, Draper, Eaton, Ellis, Everett, 
Fairbanks, Fales, Farrington, Fisher, Fuller, Gay, Guild, Haven, 
Hawes, Holden, Lewis, Mann, Metcalf, Morse, Newell, Partridge, 
Phillips, Pond, Richards, Shepard, Smith, Ware and Wight. The 
address of the compiler is 31 State Street, Boston, and the price $3.00 
net, postpaid. 


Abbot, 28-30, 57, 115. 

Abbott, 114. 

Abington, 23. 

Adams, 8, 9, 11, 15, 38, 120. 

Aiken, 115. 

Alden, 48. 

Allen, 28, 51, 65, 69, 92, 116, 120. 

Alleyn, 27, 53, 68. 

Allin, 70, 71, 82. 

Allyn, 68. 

Ames, 75, 76, 96, 114, 115. 

Ames Diary, 25-27, 49-53, 80-82, 

Ames Street, 76. 
Ames Tavern, 73. 
Andover, 28-31, 53-56, 83-85,114,115. 
Andrews, 102, 103. 
Army Wagon, 77. 
Atkins, 35. 
Attleboro, 4, 18, 63. 
Austin, 60, 117. 
Avery, 91, 
Avery Dam, 81. 

Babson, 86. 

Bacon, 52, 58, 91, 93, 120. 

Bain, 20. 

Baker, 51, 52, 59, 61, 69, 70, 73, 74, 

91, 101, 110-112. 
Balch, 8. 
Balcom, 58. 
Ballard, 54, 83, 115. 
Ballou, 58, 61. 
Bangor, Me., 118. 
Baptists, 71. 
Barden, 63. 
Barker, 114. 
Barre, 24. 
Barrett, 62. 
Barrows. 63. 
Bates, 113. 
Battis, 52. 
Baxter, 50. 81. 
Bedford, Mass., 115. 
Bedford, N. H., 55. 
Belcher, 1-5, 36, 57, 58, 63, 69, 72-75, 

88-94, 110. 
Bellingham, 14, 15, 40, 64, 106, 107. 

Benson, 24. 

Bestwick, 104. 

Beverley, 63. 

Bickner, 25. 

Bigelow, 111. 

Bill erica, 27-29. 

Billing, 8. 

Billings, 22, 23, 25, 58, 89-91, 94, 107, 

Bingham, 82, 114. 
Bird, 52, 63, 91, 92, 94, 107. 
Bishop, 53, 54. 
Black, 50. 
Blackburn, 51, 52. 
Blackman, 60, 88, 89. 
Blake, 8, 120. 
Blanchard, 95. 
Bliss, 60. 

Blue Hill, Me., 107. 
Blunt, 28. 
Bond, 36. 
Boston, 5, 19, 21, 22, 36, 40, 55, 59, 

62, 63, 66, 95, 104. 106, 117, 119, 120. 
Boston, Eng., 65. 
Boyd, 50, 66, 120. 
Boyden, 19, 57, 91. 
Bradford, 4, 96. 

Bradford, Mass., 29, 84, 114, 116. 
Bradford, N. H., 23. 
Bradford, VL, 4b. 
Braintree, 4, 23, 61, 6Q. 
Brazer, 51. 
Breck 4 

Bridgewater, 19, 23, 24, 60. 
Bridgewater Normal School, 19. 
Briggs, 50-52, 62, 96. 
Brigham, 104. 
Brigham, Camp, 43. 
Bright, 63. 
Brintnall, 61. 
Bristol, Me., 62. 
Bristol. R. L, 1, 3, 36, 62-64. 
Brookheld, 50, 66. 
Brookline, 51. 
Brown, 24, 58, 63, 108, 116. 
Brawn son, 22, 24. 
Bruce, 8. 
Brunswick, Me., 118. 



Bryant, 60, 63. 

Buckman, 58. 

Buckminster, 30, 53. 

Bullard, 8, 17, 23. 24, 50, 59, 61-64, 

69, 72-76, 84, 92, 109, 120. 
Burgess, 75, 77, 111. 
Burlington, Me., 18. 
Burr, 51, 107. 
Burroughs, 27. 
Bussy, 49. 
Butte, 4. 
Byfield, 118. 

Cabot, 113. 

Calder, 25, 49, 80, 112. 

Cambridge, 55, 65, 84, 103 115, 118. 

Camp Brigham, 43. 

Canton, 21, 22, 23, 52, 53, 57, 59, 60, 

62, 63. 
Capen, 21, 24, 60, 62, 88-93, 107. 
Carew, 36, 65, 66. 
Carpenter, 21, 61, 62. 
Carroll, 47, 49, 101. 
Carryer, 28. 

Chamberlain, 16-18, 21, 111. 
Chandler, 8, 27-31, 53-57, 83-88, 114- 

Chaney, 12. 
Chapin, 8. 
Charlestown, 27. 
Chase, 74, 77. 
Chelsea, Vt., 65, 118. 
Chesbourgh, 65. 
Chesterville, Me., 62. 
Chickering, 9, 51, 54, 96. 
Choate, 63. 
Cincinnati, 18. 
Claflin, 63. 
Clap, 22, 36. 
Clapp, 19, 20, 59, 61, 64. 
Clark, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 36, 60, 88, 93, 

107, 108, 110-112, 120. 
Clarke, 27, 35, 53, 108, 111. 
Cobb, 59, 61. 
Coburn, 102, 103. 
Colburn, 24, 50, 52, 53, 106, 120. 
Collins, 104. 
Colly, 66. 
Conant, 23. 

Concord, N. H., 114, 115. 
Coney, 89, 93, 94, 107. 
Constable, 39, 41. 
Cook, 35. 
Coolidge, 112. 
Copelaud, 24. 
Corbin, 8. 
Coventry, Vt., 115. 
Cowell, 58, 60. 

Crehore, 48. 

Crosby, 29. 

Crown Point, 85. 

Crowinshield, 82. 

Cummings, 22-24, 92. 

Cunningham, 36. 

Curtis, 22, 23, 61, 63, 88, 89, 107-109. 

Cushing, 61. 

Cutler, 12, 13. 

Cutter, 116. 

Daggett, 120. 

Damon, 114. 

Dana, 27, 31. 

Dane, 28, 29, 53, 54. 

Daniell, 9. 

Daniels, 8, 16. 

Danf'orth, 2. 

Dartmouth College, 21, 49, 101. 

Davenport, 63, 64. 

Davis, 25, 60, 63. 

Day, 8, 120. 

Dean, 50, 60, 61. 

Deane, 63. 

Deberiks, 91. 

Deblois, 27, 51, 53. 

Dedham, Eng., 38-41. 

Dedham, Me., 40. 

Dedham Boat Club, 67, 69, 77. 

Dedman, 112. 

Deerfield, 96. 

Devereux, 94. 

Dexter, 66, 69, 74, 75, 95. 

Dickerman. 61, 62. 

Dickinson, 32, 65. 

Dixwell, 66. 

Doak, 106. 

Dorchester, 4, 5, 55, 97. 

Dover, Mass., 40, 48. 

Dover, N. H., 59. 

Dow, 23, 35. 

Drake, 22-24, 58, 60-63, 88, 110, 111. 

Draper, 8, 9, 50, 64, 120. 

Driver, 21. 

Duff, 75. 

Dunbar, 24, 58, 61. 

Dupee, 62. 

Durren, 6, 7. 

Duxbury, 4. 

D wight, 40. 

Eames, 33. 

East Bridgewater, 62. 
Eastman, 24, 25, 57, 58, 115, 
Easton, 24, 36, 60-62. 
Eastport, Me., 61. 
Eaton, 112, 113, 120. 
Eddy, 62. 



Edson, 62. 

Eighteenth Regiment, 98-105. 

Eldridge, 65. 

Elliott, 24. 

Ellis, 9, 24, 33, 82, 106, 107, 120. 

Emery, 61. 

Endicott, 81. 

Estey, 58, 59-62, 89-94, 108, 109. 

Eston, 24. 

Evans, 112. 

Everett, 92-94, 107, 110, 120. 

Fairbanks, 16-18, 82, 110, 120. 

Eales, 36, 61, 120. 

Farmington, Conn., 66. 

Farrington, 120. 

Farwell, 49. 

Felch, 27, 107, 108. 

Felt, 63. 

Fenno, 102, 103. 

Ferry, 27, 53. 

Field, 91. 

First Church, 1, 113. 

Fish, 63, 64. 

Fisher, 5-10, 14, 22, 50, 60, 61, 63, 68. 

72, 73, 75, 76, 81, 82, 92, 95, 96, 108, 

Fisk, 2, 58. 
Fiske, 62. 
Flagg, 111. 
Fletcher, 48. 
Fogg, 112. 

Foster, 54, 60, 115, 116. 
Foxboro, 19, 24, 40, 49, 57, 59-63. 
Francestown, JSf. H., 54. 
Franklin, 16, 17, 40, 50, 59, 61, 106. 
French, 65, 107. 
French Army, 95. 
Fuller, 13, 22, 58, 62, 80, 92, 93, 96, 

112, 113, 120. 
Galucia, 102. 

Gannett, 22, 23, 60, 90, 93,94,110,111. 
Gardner, 53. 
Gay, 1, 8, 9, 23, 26, 50, 52, 58-63, 82, 

98, 113, 120. 
Genere, 70. 
Gerrish, 36. 
Gerritzen, 102, 103. 
Gerrv, 81. 
Gibbs, 63. 
Gilbert, 90, 91. 
Gill, 2, 3. 
Gilman, 22. 

Gloucester, 84-86, 116, 117, 119. 
Goffe, 55, 66, 96. 
Gouch, 61, 

Gould, 24, 60, 61. 80, 94, 109, 110. 
Grafton, 6, 106, 107. 

Gray, 22. 

Green, 24, 51, 53, 64, 75. 

Greenleaf, 62, 64. 

Greenwood, 24. 

Griggs, 48. 

Guarnsey, 17. 

Guild, 8, 21, 22, 41, 49, 67, 77, 98,102, 

103, 109, 111, 120. 
Gunn, 24. 
Gurney, 23. 
Guvana, 63. 

Hadley, 95, 96. 

Hake. 55. 

Hamilton, 51, 59. 

Hanover, JSF. H., 58. 

Harding, 9. 

Harlow, 23, 58, 89, 91, 108, 109. 

Harris, 19, 52, 57, 94. 

Hartford, 66. 

Hartshorn, 35. 

Harvard University, 1, 3-5, 21, 28, 

29, 33, 84, 117. 
Haskell, 116. 
Hatch, 118. 
Hatfield, 65. 
Hath way, 112. 
Haven, 76, 120. 
Haverhill, 28, 84, 86, 116. 
Hawes, 59, 90, 92, 120. 
Hawkins, 102, 104. 
Hay, 115. 

Haynes, 87, 117, 118, 119, 120. 
Hayward, 6, 58. 
Heath, 81. 
Herring, 112. 
Hewins, 21-25, 58-61, 63, 89, 90, 92- 

94, 98, 107, 108, 110. 
Hewitt, 2, 3. 
Higgins, 66. 
Hill, 12, 106. 
Hillsboro, N~. H., 21. 
Hinsdall, 71. 
Hitchcock, 62. 
Hitchings, 97. 
Hixson, 58, 60, 61, 64, 88, 89. 92, 93, 

Hobart, 2. 
Hobbs, 91, 94. 
Hodges, 24, 25, 57, 60. 
Holbrook, 61, 106. 
Holden, 120. 
Holland, 89, 92. 
Holliday, 114. 
Holliman, 69, 70, 72. 
Hollis, 58, 60. 
Holliston, 16, 18, 106. 



Holmes. 22, 23, 25, 58, 60-63, 90-93, 

104, 108-110. 
Holt, 29, 57. 
Hookset, N. H. t 49. 
Hoskins. 50. 
Houghton, 8. 
Howard. 60, 61. 
Howe, 31, 50, 52, 54, 82. 
Hoyt, 58. 
Hubbard, 12. 

Hunt, 4, 114. 
Huntoon, 59. 
Hutchinson, 4. 
Hyde Park, 40. 

Ide, 12, 13. 
Ingalls, 53, 55, 83. 
Ingraham, 65, 90, 91. 
Iron Works, 10, 11. 
Ivers, 26, 70. 
Ivey, 36. 

Jackson, 26. 

Jamaica Plain, 104. 

Jameson, 64. 

Jarden, 19. 

Tenks 87 

Johnson, 23-25, 29, 58-63, 89, 90, 93, 

107, 108, 110. 
Jones, 22, 55, 57, 59, 61. 

Keen, 21. 

Keith, 108. 

Kehr, 62. 

Kemp, 48. 

Kendall, 54. 

Kenney, 102, 103. 

Kent, 24, 62. 

Keye, The, 68, 70, 78. 

Kimball Union Academy, 19. 

King, 60. 

Kingman, 23. 

Kingsbury, 27. 32, 68-73, 110. 112. 

Kingston, R. I., 65. 

Kinsley, 62. 

Kirtland, 3, 66. 

Knapp, 32. 

Knight, 2. 

Knowles, 24. 

Knowlton, 7. 

Knox, 108. 

Kollock, 50, 109. 

Lakin, 83. 

Landing Place, 67-77. 
Lathrop, 105. 
Lawrence, 21, 22. 

Lawton, 104, 105. 

Lazell, 98, 106, 107, 120. 

Leach, 61. 

Leary, 63. 

Lebanon, JV, H. t 62. 

Lee, 12. 

Leonard, 58, 60, 61, 89, 109. 

Lesuer, 23. 

Lewis, 49, 50, 97, 98, 120. 

Leydon, 102, 104. 

Lincoln, 63. 

Lindley, 32. 

Linfast, 60. 

Lisbon, jV. H., 49. 

Littlefield, 61. 

Livermore, Me., 20. 

Locklin, 24. 

Lothrop, 61, 63. 

Loud, 50. 

Lou is burg, 10, 54, 84. 

Love joy, 54. 

Lovel, 17, 107, 109, 112. 

Low, 62. 

Lowder, 55. 

Lusher, 71. 

Luson, 71. 

Lynch, 63. 

Lynn, 65, 66. 

Lynnfield, 19. 

McCabe, 73. 

McCrackin, 112. 

MacDonald, 112. 

McDowell, 66. 

Mclntire, 29, 87. 

McMason, 60. 

Magee, 7, 65. 

Man, 9, 13. 

Mandley, 109. 

Mann, 21, 24, 32, 59, 61, 63, 107, 119, 

Mansfield, 22-24, 59-61, 63. 
Marriott, 96. 
Marsh, 59, 70, 82. 
Martin, 54. 
Mason, 113. 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 2 
Mather, 3, 4, 12. 
May, 25. 
Maycall, 117. 
Mears, 61. 

Medfield, 23, 40, 50, 81. 
Medford, 118. 

Med way, 7-18, 40, 62, 64, 106. 
Mendon, 107. 
Meriden, JV". H., 19. 
Merriam. 64. 
Messinser, 26, 32. 



Metcalf, 8-10, 13-16, 106, 120. 

Middleborough, 24. 

Mill'ord, 59, 115. 

Millbury, 19. 

Millen, 59. 

Miller, 62. 

Milliken, 83. 

Millis, 40. 

Mills, 62, 63. 

Milton, 1, 2, 4, 58, 61. 

Moulton, 111, 112. 

Monk, 22, 58, 60, 61, 63. 

Montagu, 25, 27, 50-53, 80, 81. 

Morey, 23, 25, 33, 58, 59, 61. 

Morrill, 60. 

Morse, 21, 24, 32, 33, 36, 48, 59, 60-62, 

90-92, 94, 109-111, 120. 
Morton, 50, 63. 
Mule wagon, 77. 
Mumford, 66. 

Nason, 33. 

Natick, 35, 40, 58. 

Neal, 48. 

Needham, 40, 81, 111, 112. 

Neponset, 2. 

Newbury, 117. 

Newburyport, 61, 117, 118. 

Newcastle, Me., 36. 

Newell, 48. 50, 120. 

Newfane, Vt, 6, 7. 

New London, 65. 

Newport, B. i., 95. 

New York, 62, 101. 

Nichols, 104, 105, 116. 

Norfolk, 40. 

North Bridge water, 58, 61, 102. 

North Easton, 19. 

Norton, 24, 33. 

Norwich, Conn., 65. 

Norwood, 48, 100, 102, 104, 105. 

Noyes, 83, 91, 92, 94. 

Ockington, 74. 
Onion, 47, 100-102. 
Orange, 103. 
Orford, N. H., 48. 
Osburn, 64. 
Oswego, 83. 
Otis, 51. 

Packard, 22. 

Page, 21, 40. 

Palmer, 33, 60. 

Park, 13. 

Parker, 8, 20, 52, 83, 84, 107, 115. 

Parks, 63, 64. 

Parsons, 117. 

Partridge, 9, 14, 23, 120. 

Patch, 59, 61. 

Pavson, 33. 91, 92, 108. 

Peabody, 111, 112, 115. 

Peck, 18. 

Pecker, 83, 84, 86, 87, 116, 

Peets, 63. 

Pembroke, JV. H., 29. 

Pepperell, 19. 

Perkins, 23, 61. 

Perry, 62. 

Pettee, 22, 25, 33, 63. 

Phelps, 29, 30, 54. 

Philadelphia, 18, 19, 60. 

Philbrick. 21. 

Phillips, 36, 58, 59, 69, 70, 72, 85, 89, 

Phipps, 63, 
Pickering, 64. 

Pickford, 27, 53, 83, 114, 118. 
Pierce, 24, 60, 89-91. 
Pierpont, 55. 
Piper, 22. 
Pittee, [11. 
Plaisted, 85. 
Plimpton, 15, 33. 
Plymouth, 4, 63. 
Pond, 8, 12, 52, 102, 120. 
Pope, 24. 
Porter, 62. 
Post. 61. 

Powder House, 69. 
Pratt, 9, 102-105. 
Providence, B. I., 16, 18, 22, 24, 62, 

71, 95, 105, 113, 114, 119. 
Provincetown, 66. 
Puffer, 5, 88, 89, 108, 110. 
Pullen, 20. 

Quincy, Mass., 20. 

Kandall, 63, 92, 94, 109. 

Randolph. 24, 58, 96. 

Ransom, 60. 

Ravnham. 23, 62. 

Ray n olds, 21, 109. 

Reading, 19, 27, 29, 84, 115. 

Readsboro, Vt., 29. 

Readville, 43, 100. 

Rebellion, 77-80, 98-105. 

Read, 80. 

Regicides, 66, 95, 96. 

Rhoades, 60, 93, 108. 

Rhode Island, 71. 

Rhode Island Historical Society, 1. 

Rhodes, 33. 



Richards, 1, 4, 5, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 
52, 53, 58, 49, 61-64, 77, 88, 89, 93, 
94, 96, 102, 103, 107-109, 120. 

Richardson, 18, 26, 29. 

Ritter, 6, 7. 

Robbins, 33, 34, 36, 81. 

Robinson, 107. 

Rockwood, 13, 15. 

Rogers, 40, 53, 89. 

Rouzee, 42, 43. 

Rowley, 27. 

Roxbury, 3, 4, 25, 54, 55. 

Russ, 91. 

Russell, 29, 95. 

Sadler, 5, 6, 7. 

Saint Paul's Church, 113. 

Salem, 20, 28, 116, 117. 

Salsbury, 83. 

Sandwich, 22. 

Sanford, 10, 14, 16, 17. 

Savage, 62, 109, 110. 

Savel, 92, 93, 108. 

Schools and Teachers, 19-21, 48, 49. 

Seagraves, 112. 

Sears, 58, 59. 

Seaver, 113. 

Sedgwick, 66. 

Sewall Diary, 2. 

Seymour, 66. 

Sharon, 21-25, 57-64, 107-111. 

Shattuck, 102, 103. 

Shaw, 62, 68. 81. 

Sheldon, 36, 66. 

Shepard, 24, 63, 120. 

Shepherd, 63, 82. 

Sherborn, 40. 

Sherman. 104, 105. 

Shimin, 26. 

Shorey, 21. 

Shuttleworth, 26, 27, 113. 

Sibley, 3. 

Simpson, 102, 103, 

Skinner, 21. 

Slafter, 19, 48. 

Slocomb, 13. 

Small, 20. 

Smith, 22-26, 34, 58-63, 65, 66, 82, 88, 

92, 94, 110, 111, 117, 120. 
Snell, 62, 104, 105. 
Snow, 21, 60. 
Somerville, 102. 
South Reading, 58. 
Southward, 116. 
South worth, 58. 
Spaulding, 23, 29, 61, 75. 
Spencer, 19, 20. 
Sprague, 69, 74, 75. 

Spring, 50. 

Springfield, 25. 

Standish, 62. 

Stark, Me., 62, 64. 

Stearns, 36. 

Stetson, 34. 

Stevens, 21, 60, 101, 115. 

Stiles, 66. 

Stimson, 112. 

Stone, 24, 88. 

Stonington, Conn., 65, 66. 

Storer, 24. 

Stoughton, 2. 

Stoughton, Mass., 8, 22, 25, 36, 57, 

58, 60-63. 
Stoughtonham, 21, 57, 107. 
Stow, 51. 
Stratton, 34. 
Strong, 81, 114. 
Strong, Me., 62. 
Suffolk Bar, 21. 
Sullivan, 81, 113, 114. 
Sumner, 24, 61, 91. 
Suncook, JV. H., 29, 83. 
Swan, 22. 
Swansey, 4. 
Sweetser, 58. 
Swett, 27, 51-53, 75. 
Swift, 89, 92. 109. 

Taft, 5, 8, 49. 

Talbot, 24, 25, 58-60, 63, 109. 

Tay, 83, 84. 

Taylor, 14. 

Tewksbury, 54. 

Thacher, 5. 

Thatcher, 25. 

Thomas, 58, 63. 

Thompson, 13, 14, 58, 62, 102, 103. 

Thompson, Conn., 118. 

Thurston, 107. 

Ticonderoga, 18. 

Tilden, 59. 

Tisdale, 109. 

Tolman, 23, 24, 61, 89-92. 

Tompson, 3, 66. 

Toothaker, 27. 

Torrey, 2. 

Town, 114. 

Townsend, 80. 

Tracy, 24. 

Tucker, 116. 

T upper, 88, 92, 94. 

Turner, 34, 62, 82, 114. 

Turnpike, 80. 

Twony, 63. 

Tyler, 5, 28. 

Tyringham, 66. 



Upham, 50. 
Upton, 5, 6. 

Varney, 112. 
Vose, 24. 

Waitt, 24, 58. 

Wakefield, 25. 

Walcott, 29. 

Wales, 48. 

Wallis, 35. 

Walpole, Mass., 19, 22, 24, 32-36, 40, 

62, 63. 
Walpole, N. H., 6, 7. 
Walter, 3, 4. 

Walter Baker Company, 2. 
Waltham, 19. 
War Diary, 41-47. 
Ward, 55. 
Ware, 8, 111, 120. 
Ware, Mass., 29. 
Waring, 8. 
Warner, 87. 
Warren, 6, 91. 
Warwick, R. I., 64. 
Washburn, 23. 
Waters, 22, 23. 
Watertown, 18, 36, 65. 
Waterville, Me., 20. 
Weatherby, 25. 
Weathers, 104. 
Welch, 26, 60. 
Weld, 62, 102. 
Wellesley, 40. 
West Bridgewater, 61. 
Westminister, 61. 
West Roxbury, 55. 
Westwood, 40, 100. 
Weymouth, 50. 

Whalley, 66, 96. 

Wheaton, 76. 

Wheelock, 6, 8. 

White, 28, 57, 63, 85, 86, 89, 90, 94, 

Whitin, 97. 
Whiting, 7-19, 20, 26, 49, 64, 65, 81, 

Whiting Mills, 97, 98. 
Whitney, 59. 

Whittemore, 29, 90, 91, 94, 108. 
Wight, 8, 19, 49, 50, 96, 120. 
Wilber, 112. 
Williams, 60, 70, 71. 
Williamson, 50. 
Willis, 60. 
Wilson, 9, 26. 
Wilton, N. H., 29. 
Winch, 112. 
Windsor, Conn., 5. 
Winship, 59. 
Wis wall, 60, 62. 
Witherell, 24. 

Withington, 23, 60, 91, 92, 94. 
Woburn, 84. 
Wolcott, 66. 
Wood, 5, 6, 27. 
Woodcock, 88, 89. 
Woods, 90. 

Woodward Tavern, 69, 73. 
Worcester, 106. 107. 
Worthington, 96. 
Wrentham, 5, 6, 8, 9, 17, 19, 25, 40, 

50, 60, 62, 106. 
Wright, 23, 54, 59. 
Wyatt, 118. 
Wyman, 61. 

York, Me., 84, 117, 118.